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Remapping a Nation Without States: Personalized Full Representation for California’s 21st Century
(2008)
  • Mark Paul
  • Micah Weinberg
Abstract

California is a state of many distinct regions. To give citizens a voice on regional issues and to reinvigorate California’s Legislature, the state’s central institution of self-government, we propose Personalized Full Representation for the 21st Century (PFR21), a system of representation by means of regionally based legislative elections that will allow the state’s citizens to set the agenda for their regions and for the state as a whole. By reshaping the stage on which legisla- tive politics is played out, California can make state govern- ment more attentive to regional issues and give its citizens a means of holding elected officials accountable for addressing regional problems. PFR21 would break the partisan stranglehold on California’s legislative outcomes and put the state at the forefront of political and policy innovation.

Keywords
  • California,
  • politics,
  • government,
  • proportional representation,
  • legislature
Publication Date
November, 2008
Citation Information
Mark Paul and Micah Weinberg. "Remapping a Nation Without States: Personalized Full Representation for California’s 21st Century" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_paul/4/