People in the Department
Heller Professor of Political Science &
Director, Institute of Governmental Studies
Public Opinion, Ethnic Politics, Multiculturalism
BooksTax Revolt: Something for Nothing in California (1982)
This book is an in-depth study of a notable taxpayers' rebellion: Howard Jarvis and Proposition 13, the Gann measure of 1979, and Proposition 9 (Jarvis 11) of 1980. The authors consider a variety of partial explanations: the self-interest of certain groups, the apathy of others, the role of party affiliation, the specter of symbolic racism, the meaning of mass mood surges. They also include a new preface and a new chapter reviewing the consequences of the revolt and the responses to the fiscal stress.