California Public Policy and Citizen Participation
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This book and the sister course at Wikiversity teaches you how to get your voice heard in the government systems used in the State of California. It works with case studies which provide working examples in selected fields of advocacy. It will teach practical skills to clean up your neighborhood, get government to respond to the community and create a sustainable future.
The course has a slightly different name: California Government and_Citizen Participation and in case you are printing out the page the URL, in text, is http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/California_Government_and_Citizen_Participation.
Section I: What's So Special About California? Unique Aspects of Activism in the Golden StateEdit
Chapter 1: From the Bear Flag Republic to the Return of Governor Jerry Brown
Chapter 2: The (Ralph) Brown Act: Your Right to Know, Your Right to Speak Truth to Power
Chapter 3: Initiatives: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Chapter 4: Agency Agendas and Public Comment
Section II: Special topics in California eco-activismEdit
Chapter 5: Marine Protection Areas
Chapter 6: Overview of Water Resource Policy
Chapter 7: Overview of Nuclear Energy Policy
Section III: Mass Media, Corporate Concentration and Citizen News mediaEdit
Chapter 8: Concentration in media
Chapter 9: Gary Webb and the San Jose Mercury-CIA Shake-up
Chapter 10: Alternative Media: California Indymedia, Wikinews
Section IV: Applications to Current EventsEdit
Chapter 11: The War on Drugs: Tax Cannabis or Close the Dispensaries?
Section V: Creative Tools for Public PolicyEdit
Appendix A: The California Public Records Act (Recommended reading: Tobacco war: Inside the California Battles By Stanton A. Glantz, Edith D. Balbach Using selections currently available on Google Books.)