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California in the New Millennium: The Changing Social and Political Landscape

Mark Baldassare | April 2000

Summary

California in the mid-21st century is going to be very different from California today. There is every reason to expect the explosive population growth of the past 20 years to continue, fueled largely by immigration. By mid-century, Latinos will become the dominant ethnic and racial group in the state. In this book, Mark Baldassare examines three of the most powerful undercurrents altering the character of California–the public’s strong and increasing distrust of politicians and the legislative process, the rapidly changing racial and ethnic mix of the state’s population, and the growing diversity across its major regions.

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