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American Government and Politics, Texas Edition asks students to consider what U.S. citizenship really means. Unique chapters on citizenship and civic culture focus on the issues of civic participation and the implications of good citizenship. Combined with 7 chapters on Texas Politics, this textbook will fulfill the two semester sequence of American Government/Texas Politics by providing thorough coverage of the importance of the founding of our country and on the meaning of citizenship.
1. Deliberation and Citizenship in Service of Freedom and Democracy. 2. The American Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. E Pluribus Unum: American Citizenship. 5. Civic Culture. 6. Civil Liberties. 7. Civil Rights. 8. Public Opinion and Political Participation. 9. Interest Groups. 10. Political Parties. 11. Elections and Campaigns. 12. Mass Media. 13. Congress. 14. The Presidency. 15. Bureaucracy and the Administrative State. 16. Judiciary. 17. Social Policy. 18. Economic Policy. 19. National Security and Foreign Policy. 20. Texas Government and Politics: Setting the Scene. 21. The Texas Constitution. 22. Interest Groups, Political Parties, Elections and Campaigns in Texas. 23. The Texas Legislature. 24. The Governor and the Bureaucracy in Texas. 25. The Texas Judiciary. 26. Local Governments in Texas.