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ESSENTIALS OF TEXAS POLITICS lives up to its name as a text that truly the covers the essentials-the key concepts-that you need to understand in order to succeed in the Texas Politics course. This concise yet comprehensive overview compares the reality of Texas to the democratic ideal through a thought-provoking reform orientation. ESSENTIALSOF TEXAS POLITICS will engage you to think about controversial issues that will motivate you to participate in class debate.
1. The Context of Texas Politics. 2. The Constitutional Setting. 3. Interest Groups. 4. Political Parties. 5. Voters, Campaigns, and Elections. 6. The Texas Legislature. 7. The Governor and State Administration. 8. The Judiciary and the System of Justice. 9. Local Government. 10. The State Economy and the Financing of State Government. 11. Issues in Public Policy. Glossary. Index.