Cengage Learning, Feb 13, 2008 - Political Science - 544 pages
TEXAS POLITICS is a comprehensive text that explicitly and critically compares the reality of Texas government and politics to democratic theory through the exploration of three main themes: democratic ideals, conservatism, and conflict. Boxed features in every chapter bring the text to life by providing human examples of abstract principles, including a You Decide box where you can consider the pros and cons of important issues. The text's lively presentation of material engages you in controversial issues and encourages classroom debate. The authors' conversational writing style and use of humor make the text a pleasure to read. The new tenth edition offers an appealing full-color design and includes numerous new photos, cartoons, tables, and figures.
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The Context of Texas Politics
The Constitutional Setting
Voting Campaigns and Elections
Organization of the Texas Legislature
The Legislative Process
The Substance of Justice
The State Economy and the Financing of State Government
Issues in Public Policy
The Future of Texas Politics
The Administrative State
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