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A four color Texas politics text that provides accessible and comprehensive coverage of Texas politics and government, utilizing a historical perspective.
A spin-off of the popular Texas chapters in the O’Connor/Sabato/Haag/Keith, American Government: Continuity and Change, Texas Edition, the second edition of this four-color book by a bestselling author team examines the unique character of Texas politics and government and traces how it has changed or remained constant over its history. The authors argue that in order to understand Texas politics and government today, we must understand how they have evolved over time. In addition, the authors provide a plethora of boxed features designed to engage students in debates over key political issues, in critical thinking, and in the current and historical political climate of their state.
Table of Contents:
1. Ideas, People, and Economics in Texas Politics.
3. Voting and Participating: Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections.
4. The Legislative Branch.
5. The Governor and Executive Branch.
6. The Judicial Branch.
7. Local Governments.
8. Public Policy in Texas.