Essentials of Texas Politics
Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2000 - Political Science - 286 pages
This concise yet comprehensive overview compares the reality of Texas politics to the democratic ideal through a thought-provoking reform orientation. Unlike survey texts, this lively paperback engages students in controversial issues and encourages them to participate in class debate.
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The Constitutional Setting
Voters Campaigns and Elections
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