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Compare the reality of Texas government and olitics to to the ideals of democratic theory with TEXAS POLITICS (WITH INFOTRAC). Exploring three themes: democratic ideals, conservatism, and conflict, this in-depth book introduces you to the political trends and controversial issues taking place in Texas today. This intriguing text explores everything from campaign financing to Texas's role on the international stage. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in Texas politics!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534631291
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/24/2004
  • Edition description: With InfoTrac
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Kraemer served 21 years of active duty in the Air Force before starting his teaching career. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, the University of Texas at Austin, in 1970 and has been a faculty member there since 1965. His field is American Government, specializing in Texas Politics and National Security Policy. He is the author and co-author of over a dozen books, mostly on Texas politics, as well as other publications. Dr. Kraemer is the recipient of two teaching awards, the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching and a national award from the Arnold Air Society. Although Dr. Kraemer is officially retired, he continues to teach Texas Politics, to write, and occasionally does public lectures.

Charldean Newell received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968. In addition to Texas politics, her research interests include local government and human resources management. She is the co-author not only of TEXAS POLITICS and ESSENTIALS OF TEXAS POLITICS but also of THE EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGER and CITY EXECUTIVES. She is the recipient of four national awards: honorary lifetime membership in the International City/County Management Association, the Staats Career Public Service Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the Donald C. Stone Award in intergovernmental relations from the American Society for Public Administration, and elective membership in the National Academy of Public Administration. At the University of North Texas, the Student Association named her an Honor Professor; she received distinguished service awards from the UNT Ex-Students Association and the President'sCouncil; and was recognized by her college and the university as a whole for her work. She has served in numerous leadership positions with nonprofit organizations and municipal boards in Denton.

David Prindle received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977. He has published research in the areas of voting and parties, energy policy, the presidency, and the politics of the entertainment media. His first book, PETROLEUM POLITICS AND THE TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION (1981) won the V.O. Key, Jr. Award, given by the Southern Political Science Association to the best book on Southern politics. He has also written THE POLITICS OF GLAMOUR: IDEOLOGY AND DEMOCRACY IN THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (1988), and RISKY BUSINESS: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HOLLYWOOD (1993). In 1982 he received the Allen Shivers Award as the best teacher in the MIT Department of Government, and in 1994 the Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence as the best teacher in the MIT College of Liberal Arts.

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Table of Contents

1. The Context of Texas Politics. 2. The Constitutional Setting. 3. Interest Groups. 4. Political Parties. 5. Voters, Campaigns, and Elections. 6. Organization of the Texas Legislature. 7. The Legislative Process. 8. The Governor. 9. The Administrative State. 10. The Judiciary. 11. The Substance of Justice. 12. Local Government. 13. The State Economy and the Financing of State Government. 14. Issues in Public Policy. 15. The Future of Texas Politics. Glossary.
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