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Colorado has recently been at the center of major shifts in American politics. Indeed, over the last several decades the political landscape has altered dramatically on both the state and national levels. State of Changetraces the political and demographic factors that have transformed Colorado, looking beyond the major shift in the dominant political party from Republican to Democratic to greater long-term implications. The increased use of direct democracy has resulted in the adoption of term limits, major reconstruction of fiscal policy, and many other changes in both statutory and constitutional law. Individual chapters address these changes within a range of contexts--electoral, political, partisan, and institutional--as well as their ramifications. Contributors also address the possible impacts of these changes on the state in the future, concluding that the current state of affairs is fated to be short-lived. State of Changeis the most up-to-date book on Colorado politics available and will be of value to undergraduate- and graduate-level students, academics, historians, and anyone involved with or interested in Colorado politics.
Courtenay W. Daum is an assistant professor of political science at Colorado State University. Robert J. Duffy is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University. John A. Straayer is a professor of political science at Colorado State University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: State of Change: Colorado Politics in the Twenty-First Century
Colorado: Sometimes Red and Sometimes Blue
What's Going On? The Shifting Terrain of Federal Elections in Colorado
Colorado's Central Role in the 2008 Presidential Election Cycle
Impact of Direct Democracy on Colorado State Politics
Colorado's New Election Day World
The Colorado General Assembly: It Ain't What It Used to Be
How GAVEL Changed Party Politics in Colorado's General Assembly
Disparate Impact: Term Limits, Female Representatives, and the Colorado State Legislature
One Thing after Another: Layers of Policy and Colorado's Fiscal Train Wreck
Financial Architecture of Post-Republican Colorado
Epilogue: The State of Change Changes Again
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A rare and comprehensive examination of the state's political system and a good historical record of the evolution of our state. --James A. Null, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs