» » California State and Local Government in Crisis

Download California State and Local Government in Crisis epub

by Walter Roy Huber and Kim Tyler

Book by Walter Roy Huber
Download California State and Local Government in Crisis epub
ISBN: 0916772578
ISBN13: 978-0916772574
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Walter Roy Huber and Kim Tyler
Language: English
Publisher: ETC; 6th edition edition (2006)
Pages: 178 pages
ePUB size: 1305 kb
FB2 size: 1491 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 416
Other Formats: doc lrf mbr rtf

I have read some of Huber's other books and they provided quality coverage of the material and were well-presented. However, this text is light on the material. If the font were not so large, and the book so filled with photos and blank spaces, I think there would be about 50 pages of actual information here. The material covered is a loose collection of facts, without any analysis. The main positive is that the information that is covered gives a good overview of the California government. Unfortunately, the picture lacks depth. On balance, I would have preferred another text.
I read this book for a Political Science class. It gives you a good OVERVIEW of the state, but does not go into sufficient detail. It is indeed not only thin on content, but the author also has a clear political bias. However, even with all these factors considered, if all you need is a general idea of how the California State Government is run, then this book will do it for you.

If you are looking for lots of detail, then move on.
This book praises Schwarzenegger, and the Republican agenda. It, however, fails miserably to tell both sides of the story. It talks about the way that Grey Davis mismanaged the state (I agree on that one), but it fails to accurately portray the financial costs of the electricity crisis. It doesn't tell you that although Davis began taking steps to get back money that was stolen by Duke, Enron, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and others, Schwarzenegger quickly turned it around and kept California from recouping any of its losses!!! The book tells you how terrible the climate for business is in California. If it is really that bad, why does California have the fifth largest economy in the world? This book is little more than propaganda, and I believe no one should buy this of their own volition.