Texas Politics and Government : Ideas, Institutions, and Policies / Edition 2

Texas Politics and Government : Ideas, Institutions, and Policies / Edition 2

by Stephen Haag, Gary A. Keith, Rex C. Peebles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321052749

ISBN-13: 9780321052742

Pub. Date: 08/09/2000

Publisher: Pearson Education

Texas Politics and Government provides a coherent, analytical introduction to Texas politics that is both comprehensive and innovative. Framing the book on the ideas that have shaped Texas politics past and present, the authors explain how conflicts over these ideas have altered political processes, institutions, and public policies in Texas. The unique coverage of…  See more details below

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Texas Politics and Government provides a coherent, analytical introduction to Texas politics that is both comprehensive and innovative. Framing the book on the ideas that have shaped Texas politics past and present, the authors explain how conflicts over these ideas have altered political processes, institutions, and public policies in Texas. The unique coverage of topics is supported by discussions that capture students' interest and provide them with the conceptual tools that they need to enrich their understanding of politics and government in Texas. In addition, because of the authors' involvement in Texas state and local politics, their text provides an insider's view.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321052742
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/09/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1The Context for Texas Politics and Government1
Ch. 1Studying Texas Politics and Government3
Ch. 2The Context for Texas Politics and Government32
Ch. 3The Legal Context: The Constitution and Federalism69
Pt. 2The Processes of Texas Politics111
Ch. 4Political Parties in Texas113
Ch. 5Interest Groups in Texas147
Ch. 6Political Communications: The Media and Public Opinion178
Ch. 7Political Participation, Campaigns, and Elections213
Pt. 3Political Institutions251
Ch. 8Texas Legislative Politics253
Ch. 9The Governor of Texas303
Ch. 10The Executive Branch345
Ch. 11The Texas Justice System: The Law, the Courts, and Criminal Justice384
Ch. 12The Local Governments: Cities, Counties, and Special Districts426
Pt. 4Public Policies in Texas471
Ch. 13Civil Liberties and Civil Rights473
Ch. 14State Finance511
Ch. 15Economic and Social Policies541
Pt. 5Into the Twenty-first Century583
Ch. 16Ideas, Institutions, and Policies in the Twenty-first Century585
Glossary599
Photo Credits620
Index621

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