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Essentials of American & Texas Government
Continuity and Change
Karen O’Connor • Larry J. Sabato • Stefan D. Haag • Gary A. Keith
Guided by the belief that students must first understand how American and Texas government developed to fully grasp the issues facing the United States in the twenty-first century, Essentials of American & Texas Government: Continuity and Change offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college text devoted to American and Texas politics. This best-selling book provides the historical context students need to understand the most crucial and controversial issues affecting their state and nation.
Essentials of American & Texas Government: Continuity and Change includes seven complete chapters on Texas government and politics and has been extensively revised to provide the most in-depth and current coverage of the 2006 midterm elections, the second George W. Bush administration, the Iraq War, and increasing controversies related to the management of the war on terrorism. The new edition also emphasizes the extent to which shared political values shape and affect national and state policy and influence key political conflicts.
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I. Foundations of Government
1. The Political Landscape
2. The Constitution
4. Civil Liberties
5. Civil Rights
II. Institutions of Government
7. The Presidency
8. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
9. The Judiciary
III. Political Behavior
10. Public Opinion and the News Media
11. Political Parties and Interest Groups
12. Campaigns, Elections, and Voting
13. Social and Economic Policy
14. Foreign and Defense Policy
IV. Texas Government
15. The Context for Texas Politics and Government
16. The Texas Constitution
17. Local Government and Politics in Texas
18. The Texas Legislature
19. The Governor and Bureaucracy in Texas
20. The Texas Judiciary
21. Political Parties, Interest Groups, Elections, and Campaigns in Texas
The Declaration of Independence.
The Constitution of the United States of America
Federalist No. 10.
Federalist No. 51.
Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2003.