Cover of Governing Washington

Cornell W. Clayton and Nicholas P. Lovrich
WSU Press, 2011

Washington state has its own distinct brand of democracy, growing from the early Populist and Progressive movements of the early twentieth century. This series of essays from leading scholars, journalists, and authorities on Washington’s government and politics delves into the unique facets of the state’s leaders, voters, and laws.

Edited by WSU political science emeritus professor Nicholas Lovrich and Cornell Clayton, director of the University’s Foley Institute and professor of political science, the works analyze Washington’s elected officials, constitution, judiciary, media, and political culture and landscape. Any Washington voter and student of politics can gain insight into Washington’s current political system with this book, one of five volumes in a series dedicated to Washington government and politics published by WSU Press.