California, With a New Preface: America's High-Stakes Experiment
Peter Schrag (Author)
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Peter Schrag takes on the big issues - immigration, globalization, and the impact of California's politics on its quality of life - in this dynamic account of the Golden State's struggle to recapture the American dream. In the past half-century, California has been both model and anti-model for the nation and often the world, first for its high level of government and public services - schools, universities, highways - and latterly for its dysfunctional government, deteriorating services, and sometimes regressive public policies. "California" explains how many current "solutions" exacerbate the very problems they're supposed to solve and analyzes a variety of possible state and federal policy alternatives to restore government accountability and a vital democracy to the nation's most populous state and the world's fifth-largest economy.
About the Author
Peter Schrag is a contributing editor and columnist at the Sacramento Bee. He is the author of many books, including Paradise Lost (UC Press) and Final Test.
- Contributor: Peter Schrag
- Imprint: University of California Press
- ISBN13: 9780520254053
- Number of Pages: 352
- Packaged Dimensions: 152x229x23mm
- Packaged Weight: 454
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Release Date: 2008-01-18
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Peter Schrag is a contributing editor and columnist at the Sacramento Bee. He is the author of many books, including Paradise Lost (UC Press) and Final Test.
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