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California in the New MillenniumThe Changing Social and Political Landscape$
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Mark Baldassare

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225121

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225121.001.0001

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The Voters' Revolt

The Voters' Revolt

(p.60) Chapter 3 The Voters' Revolt
California in the New Millennium

Mark Baldassare

University of California Press

The community's distrust has had real consequences for California politics and elections. It has led people to search for answers outside mainstream politics, apparently guided by a desire to reform their government and to punish the elected officials that they believe are failing them. This chapter explores two of the most dramatic manifestations of the voters' revolt: (1) the growth of independent voters in California elections (the author considers people who see independent voters as part of the “New Political Culture” which places issue-oriented coalitions ahead of partisan politics); and (2) manifestation of the voters' revolt in the increasing use of the citizens' initiatives in making public policy.

Keywords:   voters, community, independent voters, politics, public

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