Essentials of Texas Politics
Cengage Learning, Jan 16, 2007 - Political Science - 320 pages
ESSENTIALS OF TEXAS POLITICS lives up to its name. This is not a brief version of a traditional text, but truly the essentials-the key concepts-that students of Texas politics need to understand. This concise yet comprehensive overview compares the reality of Texas to the democratic ideal through a thought-provoking reform orientation. ESSENTIALSOF TEXAS POLITICS engages students in thinking about controversial issues and encourages them to participate in class debate.
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The Context of Texas Politics
The Constitutional Setting
Voters Campaigns and Elections
The Texas Legislature
The Governor and State Administration
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