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California Journal of Politics and Policy is an online journal of original scholarship, innovative research, and serious commentary and analysis regarding all aspects of state and local government, electoral politics, and policy formation and implementation. Along with a focus on topics related directly to California, the journal explores national and international issues by publishing comparative work that contrasts California with national and global trends in policy and political developments.

Edited by leading experts at the University of California and other major research institutions, California Journal of Politics and Policy draws on a network of scholars, practitioners, journalists, policymakers, and officeholders who bring their unique perspectives to bear on this distinctive state, and on the politics and policy of large states and political institutions more broadly.