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The Case of California: Neopopulism and Retribution

Vanessa Barker

in The Politics of Imprisonment: How the Democratic Process Shapes the Way America Punishes Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195370027
eISBN:
9780199871315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370027.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details the case study of California. It shows how a democratic process based on polarized populism led to a retributive penal regime, with high rates of imprisonment for all kinds of ... More


Delegation, Information, and Competition

in For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226510811
eISBN:
9780226510873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226510873.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

As direct democracy continues to spread, interest will fade in whether it should be done away with altogether, and will turn instead to understanding how direct democracy interacts with the other ... More


From Anita Bryant to California Proposition 8: The Religious Right’s Attack on LGBT Rights

Amy L. Stone

in Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675470
eISBN:
9781452947464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the tactics used by the Religious Right against the LGBT movement from 1974 to 2009. The Religious Right mobilized interested local activists, affected public opinion, and grew ... More


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