Politics and Government in the Lone Star State

Politics and Government in the Lone Star State

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For courses in Texas Politics. Taking both a journalistic and political science approach, this text concentrates on the changes--demographic, political, economic, and social--that contribute to the configuration of contemporary politics of Texas. Through theory, the research of other scholars, observation, anecdotes, and humor, the authors address the nuances of change on mass political behavior and decisions of political actors at the state and local level.show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 175.3 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 725.76g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Longman Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0131174533
  • 9780131174535

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Summary and Conclusions section.) 1. The Social and Economic Milieu of Texas Politics. 2. The Texas Constitution. 3. Intergovernmental Relationships. 4. Interest Groups and Power in Texas Politics. 5. The Mass Media in Texas Politics. 6. The Party System in Texas. 7. Elections, Campaigns, and Political Behavior. 8. The Texas Legislature. 9. The Texas Executive. 10. The Bureaucracy and Policy Implementation. 11. The Judicial System in Texas. 12. Local Government in Texas: Cities, Towns, Counties, and Special Districts. 13. Contemporary Public Policy Issues in Texas. Glossary. Photo Credits. Index.show more

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