Digame! Politics and Policy on the Texas Border

Digame! Politics and Policy on the Texas Border

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Finally! A Texas politics book that examines the border and the issues that surround it in depth! Unlike most Texas politics books, "Digame! Policy and Politics on the Texas Border" presents a variety of public policy issues and how they play out at the border region. Written by people living, teaching and researching on the U.S. - Mexico border, this book examines Texas politics and policy, and provides needed insight to the changing demographics of the state.
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  • Paperback | 225 pages
  • 179 x 230 x 25.4mm | 671.32g
  • Iowa, United States
  • English
  • 0757501966
  • 9780757501968

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Regionalism and the Texas-Mexico Border Dennis Lo Soden 2. One Rivet; Two Currents: Border Population Trends Manuela Romero, Leticia Fernandez and Cheryl Howard PART II: STATE LEADERSHIP AND INSTITUTIONS 3. The Texas Governor and the State Administrative System: The View from the Border Elizabeth H. Dalton 4. The Texas Legislature Tina J. Manco and Christine Thurlow Brenner 5. Texas Justice William Weaver PART III: ECONOMIC POLICY ISSUES 6. Fiscal Federalism: Financial Flows on the Border Christine Thurlow Brenner, Dennis. L. Soden and Elizabeth H. Dalton 7. Borderplex Economic Change Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr., David Torres, Martha Patricia Barraza and Jon Amastae 8. The Emergence and Evolution of the Maquiladora Industry in Mexico Mathew McElroy 9. The Border Development Alliance Michael H. Acosta and Tina J. Manco 10. Accessing Capital in the Border Region David A. Schauer and Dennis L. Soden 11. The Role of Agriculture Along the Texas-Mexico Border James B. Herendeen PART IV: SOCIAL POLICY ISSUES 12. Education and the Status of Human Capital Development in Texas Christine Thurlow Brenner 13. Success by 6(R) Alfonso Morales, Elizabeth Carson and Marco Delgado 14. Health Issues on the U.S.-Mexico Border Maria Alvarez Amaya 15. The U.S. Census 2000 and "Colonias" Along the U.S.-Mexico Border: An Anthropological Approach Howard B. Campbell 16. Language and Cultural Policy in The Borderlands Jon Amastae 17. Border Black: The El Paso Story Maceo C. Dailey, Jr. 18. When Policy Defeats Itself: Inequity in the War on Drugs on the Border Martha Smithey 19. Public Access to Environmental Information in the Texas-Mexico Border Dennis L. Soden and Janet S. Conary PART V: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE 20. Texas-Mexico Cross-Border Relations Irasema Coronado and Hector Padilla
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