Experiencing Politics (Paperback)
A Legislator's Stories of Government and Health Care (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public #2)
University of California Press, 9780520224117, 354pp.
Publication Date: November 22, 2000
McDonough describes the nature of conflict, the role of interests, agenda setting, the nature and pace of change, the use of language, and more. Accessible, insightful, and original, his stories touch on a broad range of issues—including health care politics, campaigns, and elections; a street gang called the X-men; the death penalty; campaign finance reform, and tenants versus landlords. To the author, politics is everywhere and political dynamics are universal. While the setting for this book is one legislature, the lessons and insights are intended for everyone.