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California’s Political Development June 27, 2007
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Political Development Growth and change within political systems Stages of development Unification Modernization Politics of Welfare Politics of Abundance
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Unification Primary function of government: Turn a society into a state. Challenges: Establish governmental role Guard against disunity Develop network of local economies
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Unification Periods Spanish “rule” Mexican “control” Statehood The 1849 Constitution The 1879 Constitution
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Growth of the CA Constitution 1849: ~7,300 words 1879: ~15,000 words 1948: ~95,000 words Largely a function of the initiative process 2006: ~63,000 words Amended over 425 times
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Modernization Primary function of government: Encourage modernization or industrialization Also see New political leaders emerging Statewide economy More full incorporation of political masses
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Modernization Periods The Gold Rush Water World War II
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POL 104 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '07 term at UC Davis.

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