''California faces a dark age without parallel unless Sacramento retrieves the capacity to represent the needs of the majority. This invaluable and urgent book opens the debate on constitutional reform.''--Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and In Praise of Barbarians
''Here's everything you ever wanted to know...diagnoses of what ails California and remedies of every sort...It's a terrific resource for anyone--student, policy maker, political scientist, philosopher--who wants as much as you can jam into one comprehensive volume, and then some.''--Peter Schrag, author of Paradise Lost and Not Fit for Our Society
''California has become a beached whale. Remaking California summons all available hands to its rescue.'' --David Kipen, National Book Critics Circle
R. Jeffrey Lustig is a professor of government at California State University, Sacramento. He is the author of Corporate Liberalism: The Origins of Modern American Political Theory, 1890-1920, and he has written numerous articles on American and Californian politics and political theory, the corporatization of the modern university, and on immigration, race, and class. He was director of the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and founding chair of the California Studies Association. He has been a trustee of the California Historical Society and a founder and chair of Northcoast Labor History Project.
i was afraid this book would make me more cynical about california's prospects, but by covering well-thought-out proposals for reform and the means by which they could be achieved,... Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by A. Brick
This book is difficult to read cover to cover and is not meant to be read that way. It should be read in segments. Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by Tyler Sheets