Synopses & Reviews
Washington's rich, sometimes quirky, and utterly fascinating experiment with self-government often takes unexpected twists and turns as the ingenious and dynamic people of the Evergreen State continue to institute change. Washington State Government and Politics provides snapshots of this "work in progress" that will interest both the student of government and the more casual reader. Here is an absorbing look at both the "big picture" of an evolving state political system as well as intriguing case studies, such as the emerging use of the initiative process, and alternative approaches for managing environmental conflicts. Washington State Government and Politics follows in the footsteps of three predecessors: Government and Politics in the Evergreen State (1992), Political Life in Washington: Governing the Evergreen State (1985), and The Government and Politics of Washington State (1978). This newest volume provides fresh discussions and analysis from top political authorities throughout the state.