Gerston Study Q C4-10 4-28-10

Gerston Study Q C4-10 4-28-10 - AAS 33A (4/28/10) Reading...

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AAS 33A (4/28/10) Spring 2010 Reading guide for Gerston and Christensen, Chaps. 4-10 Gerston and Christensen, Chap. 4 1. California is seen by many analysts as a state whose politics is dominated by interest groups. How and why could this be so? Is it good or bad? What are the implications for California’s political institutions and citizens? Gerston and Christensen, Chap. 5 1. Trace the lawmaking process in the modern California legislature, from the point of introduction to the final outcome. How much lawmaking power does the legislature have, compared with the governor? 2. Discuss the pros and cons of term limits. What is the effect of the mechanism on the selection of legislators and the legislative process? What other government and nongovernment groups gain or lose clout as a result of term limits? What do term limits say about representative democracy? Gerston and Christensen, Chap. 6 1. How can judges who fail to perform up to public expectations be removed from office? Do these procedures make the judicial system more or less political?
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