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Oregon Politics and Government: Progressives Versus Conservative Populists (Politics and Governments of the American States)

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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 states political leanings, the editors of Oregon Politics and Government believe a more accurate descriptor would be “schizophrenic.” Oregon Politics and Government provides not only an overview of the states politics and government; it also explains how the divide between progressives and conservative populists defines Oregon politics today.
 
Early in the states history, reformers championed many causes: the initiative and referendum process for setting public policy, the recall of public officials, the direct election of U.S. senators, and womens 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 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 on private property, and protection for traditional social values. The struggle between these two forces drives Oregon politics and policies today.

About the Author

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 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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803264366
Editor:
Mark, Henkels
Editor:
Clucas, Richard A.
Editor:
Steel, Brent S.; Henkels, Mark; Clucas, Richard A.
Editor:
Mark, Henkels
Editor:
Clucas, Richard A.
Editor:
Henkels, Mark
Author:
Mark, Henkels
Author:
Steel, Brent S.
Author:
Richard A. Cluc
Author:
Henkels, Mark
Author:
as
Author:
Clucas, Richard A.
Editor:
Henkels, Mark
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
State & Local Government
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
Oregon Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Politics and Governments of the American States
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
8.92x6.12x.80 in. 1.07 lbs.

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