Swisher, Carl Brent. Motivation and Political Technique in the California Constitutional Convention. Claremont: Pomona College, 1930. [iv], 132 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774037; ISBN-10: 1584774037. Hardcover. New. $85. * This sophisticated study analyzes the social and political factors that shaped California's state constitution, which was enacted in 1879. It also addresses a broader topic. As Swisher states in the preface, he was drawn to his subject because it provided an excellent opportunity to study "the motives which dominate men in determining their activities when they act together with other men, and the techniques which they use in making themselves effective." Swisher [1897-1968] was a professor of government at Columbia University and a distinguished constitutional historian.
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