American Government and Politics Today - Texas Edition, 2007-2008 / Edition 13by Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley, Barbara A. Bardes, William Earl Maxwell
Pub. Date: 01/31/2007
Publisher: Cengage Learning
A fresh and impressive text for the hybrid American Government and Texas Politics course, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: TEXAS EDITION helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship including completely integrated and comprehensive Chapters on Texas Politics. The Schmidt text is renowned nationwide for its
A fresh and impressive text for the hybrid American Government and Texas Politics course, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: TEXAS EDITION helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship including completely integrated and comprehensive Chapters on Texas Politics. The Schmidt text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes and the Texas Chapters follow suit; providing a wide range of viewpoints as well as unique historical contexts to give students rich, nuanced insight into the political system and decision-making processes of the Lone Star State. Together, this integrated approach allows for focus on the similarities and differences in national and Texas politics and governance while using integrated pedagogy, including critical thinking and prescriptive encouragement for citizen action to underscore this approach. With keen awareness of its audience, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: TEXAS EDITION also incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American and Texas government.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. 1. The Democratic Republic. 2. The Constitution. Appendix: The Constitution of the United States of America. 3. Federalism. PART TWO: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. PART THREE: PEOPLE AND POLITICS. 6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization. 7. Interest Groups. 8. Political Parties. 9. Campaigns, Nominations, and Elections. 10. The Media and Cyberpolitics. PART FOUR: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. 11. The Congress. 12. The Presidency. 13. The Bureaucracy. 14. The Courts. PART FIVE: PUBLIC POLICY. 15. The Domestic Policy. 16. Economic Policy. 17. Foreign Policy. PART SIX: TEXAS GOVERNMENT. 18. Texas History and Culture. 19. The Texas Constitution. 20. Texas Interest Groups. 21. Political Parties in Texas. 22. Voting and Elections in Texas. 23. The Texas Legislature. 24. The Texas Executive Branch. 25. The Texas Judiciary, Law & Due Process. 26. Texas Public Policy. 27. Local Government. Appendix A. The Declaration of Independence. Appendix B. How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions. Appendix C. Federalist Papers Nos. 10, 51, and 78. Appendix D. Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1900 to the Present. Appendix E. Party Control of Congress, 1900 to the Present. Appendix F. Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government. Glossary.
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