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Call # JF495.C2 A45 2000
Author Allswang, John M
Title The initiative and referendum in California, 1898-1998 / John M. Allswang
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2000
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Descript. xiii, 352 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-323) and index
Biographical essay: p. [325]-330
Summary/Abstract "This book provides a history of direct legislation - the initiative and referendum - in California from its origins in the late nineteenth century to the present day." "The author studies this political device in terms of voter interest and behavior, its role in public issues, and how it has affected the state's politics and government."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Referendum -- California -- History -- 20th century
OCLC # 43227542
Table of Contents
 List of Tables 
 Preface 
 Introduction1
1Progressivism and the Origins of Direct Legislation8
2Direct Legislation in Good Times and Bad, 1920-193932
3Old Issues and New, 1940-196965
4Howard and Paul to the Rescue, 1970-1982102
5Initiatives All Over the Place, 1984-1994149
6Not Quite History, but More of the Same, 1996 and Beyond207
App. ADirect Legislation Propositions, 1912-1998251
App. BDefinitions of Statistics and Terms270
 Notes275
 Bibliographical Essay325
 Index331