The Berkeley Public Policy Press (BP3) is the publishing imprint of the Institute of Governmental Studies. BP3 publishes scholarly work on national, state, and local government, politics, public policy, and public administration. IGS authors include faculty, research associates, graduate students, visiting scholars, and colleagues in academic institutions around the world.

IGS publications are edited for a wide-ranging audience that includes academics, elected officials, journalists, and public administrators, as well as the general public. BP3 publishes original research, analysis, essays, and edited volumes.

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explorations_evolution_0
H. Douglas Price
Publication Date:
1998

For 30 years, Douglas Price expressed some of the most interesting ideas in the field of congressional behavior. Here, collected for the first time, are his most important essays on the history and structure of Congress, essays that have had enormous influence on students of Congress everywhere.

history_at_berkeley
Gene A. Brucker, Henry F. May, and David A. Hollinger
Publication Date:
1998

Three members of the Berkeley history department trace the changes from the 1950s through the 1970s. Over these two decades, the department underwent profound changes as the old guard of conventional, provincial historians gave way before a wave of "Young Turks" who opened the curriculum to new courses and the doors to...

beleaguered_college_0
Joseph Tussman
Publication Date:
1997

The central theme of these remarkable essays is the attempt to establish at UC Berkeley in the late 1960s a radically different form of lower-division liberal education.  In giving the rationale and telling the story of the program, its establishment, and its failure to become a permanent part of the Berkeley...

governing_calif
Gerald C. Lubenow, editor
Publication Date:
1997

Diversity and change are hallmarks of California political life, and the changes often chart new paths for other states to follow. California blazed a trail to direct democracy, personal politics, disdain for parties, professional campaign consultants, huge campaign budgets, and modern media techniques. This book...

western_acropolis
Roy Lowe
Publication Date:
1996

Phoebe Hearst's 1897 International Competition for a new architectural plan for the Berkeley campus took place in a setting of pervasive Anglo Saxonism. Lowe sketches the arguments for a suitable academic style for the University, uncovers signs of racial prejudice, and explains how this prejudice for Anglo-Saxon and...

university_in_1870s
Peter Van Houten
Publication Date:
1996

These paired essays, one about the University's physical campus, the other about a change in its constitutional status, focus on the five-year period from 1873 to 1878, an era when agriculture emerged as a major force in higher education.

consitutional_reform
Bruce E. Cain and Roger G. Noll, Editors
Publication Date:
1995

California’s Constitutional Revision Commission assembled the state's leading scholars to investigate how the structure of the constitution affects state and local government. Their proposals for far-reaching and innovative reform incorporate ideas from across the political spectrum and form a benchmark for future...

clucas_speakers_electoral_0
Richard A. Clucas
Publication Date:
1995

From the acrimonious battle over redistricting in the early 1980s to recent efforts to solve California's economic problems, Assembly Speaker Willie Brown has been in the center of the Golden State's major political and policy debates. Few politicians have played as dominant or controver­sial a role for as long as...

californias_practical
Gunther Barth
Publication Date:
1994

Barth examines higher education in nineteenth-century California, drawing connections between the 1855 College of California (and its successor, the 1868 University of California) and the elements of design that evolved out of the early cemetery and park traditions. He stresses the character of the men of this "...

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