The author of the book: Richard A. Clucas (Editor)|
Format files: PDF, EPUB
The size of the: 34.84 MB
Edition: University of Nebraska Press
Date of issue: 6/1/2005
Description of the book "Oregon Politics and Government: Progressives versus Conservative Populists / Edition 1":The political culture of Oregon has long had a reputation for innovative policy, maverick politicians, and independent political thought, but instead of using the term "progressive" to describe the state's political leanings, the editors of Oregon Politics and Government believe a more accurate descriptor would be "schizophrenic." Oregon Politics and Government PDF provides not only an overview of the state's politics and government- it also explains how the divide between progressives and conservative populists defines Oregon politics today.
Early in the state's history, reformers championed many causes: the initiative and referendum process for setting public policy ePub, the recall of public officials, the direct election of U.S. senators, and women's suffrage. Since then, the state has asserted control over beaches, imposed strict land-use laws, created an innovative regional government, introduced voting through the mail, allowed for physician-assisted suicide, and experimented with universal healthcare. Despite PDF this list of accomplishments, however, Oregon is divided between two competing visions: one that is tied to progressive politics and another that is committed to conservative populism. While the progressive side supports a strong and active government, the conservative populist side seeks a smaller government, lower taxes, fewer restrictions ePub on private property, and protection for traditional social values. The struggle between these two forces drives Oregon politics and policies today.
Richard A. Clucas is an associate professor of political science at Portland State University. He is the editor of Readings and Cases in State and Local Politics and the PDF general editor of About U.S. State Government: An Encyclopedia of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches. Mark Henkels is a professor of political science and administration at Western Oregon University. Brent S. Steel is the director for the Master of Public Policy Program at Oregon State University ePub. He is a coeditor of Political Culture and Policy in Canada and the United States: Only a Border Apart? and the author of Environmental Politics and Policy.