Government and Politics in the Lone Star State: Theory and Practice / Edition 6

Government and Politics in the Lone Star State: Theory and Practice / Edition 6

by Tucker Gibson, Clay Robison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0136155553

ISBN-13: 9780136155553

Pub. Date: 07/30/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Written to be readable and accessible, Politics and Government in the Lone Star State takes both a journalistic and political science approach. This book concentrates on the changes in demographic, political, economic, and social—that contribute to the configuration of contemporary Texas politics. Using theory, research of other scholars, observation,

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Written to be readable and accessible, Politics and Government in the Lone Star State takes both a journalistic and political science approach. This book concentrates on the changes in demographic, political, economic, and social—that contribute to the configuration of contemporary Texas politics. Using theory, research of other scholars, observation, anecdotes, and humor, the authors examine the nuances of change in mass political behavior and decisions of political actors at the state and local levels

Readable and engaging, the chapters cover the following topics: the social and economic milieu; the Texas Constitution; intergovernmental relationships; interest groups and power in Texas politics; the mass media; the party system; elections, campaigns, and political behavior; the Texas legislature; the Texas executive; bureaucracy and policy implementation; the judicial system in Texas; local government in Texas; and contemporary public policy issues.

An excellent reference resource for anyone interested in Texas governnment, including those in the political, judicial, and policy-making arenas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136155553
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: The Social and Economic Milieu of Texas Politics

CHAPTER 2: The Texas Constitution

CHAPTER 3: Intergovernmental Relationships

CHAPTER 4: Interest Groups and Political Power in Texas

CHAPTER 5: The Mass Media in Texas Politics

CHAPTER 6: The Party System in Texas

CHAPTER 7: Elections, Campaigns, and Political Behavior

CHAPTER 8: The Texas Legislature

CHAPTER 9: The Texas Executive

CHAPTER 10: The Bureaucracy and Policy Implementation

CHAPTER 11: The Judicial System in Texas

CHAPTER 12: Local Government in Texas: Cities, Towns, Counties, and Special Districts

CHAPTER 13: Contemporary Public Policy Issues in Texas

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