Lone Star Politics / Edition 4

Lone Star Politics / Edition 4

by Paul Benson, David Clinkscale, Anthony Giardino
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759361460

ISBN-13: 9780759361461

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Lone Star Politics offers a concise, balanced, and pragmatic view of Texas government that students will find accessible, informative, and even entertaining. By demonstrating how government officials use their powers to achieve their goals, the authors show the realistic, sometimes even humorous way Texas Politics affects real-life Texans. In addition, students are

Overview

Lone Star Politics offers a concise, balanced, and pragmatic view of Texas government that students will find accessible, informative, and even entertaining. By demonstrating how government officials use their powers to achieve their goals, the authors show the realistic, sometimes even humorous way Texas Politics affects real-life Texans. In addition, students are encouraged to actively participate in the systems of Texas Politics and Government. Innovative pedagogical features reinforce the importance of diversity in Texas politics and show how the state's unique history has shaped its modern-day institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759361461
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Texas Society and Political Culture. 2. Federalism and the Texas Constitution. 3. Political Participation: Voting and Elections. 4. Political Parties. 5. Interest Groups in Texas Politics. 6. The Legislative Process in Texas Politics. 7. The Governor. 8. The Plural Executive and The Bureaucracy. 9. The Texas Court System. 10. The Judicial System and Due Process. 11. Local and County Governments and Special Districts. 12. Finance and Budgeting.

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