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From the Publisher"Cal Jillson has provided students with a concise yet thorough introduction to the often Byzantine intricacies of the Texas government. Especially helpful are the special features in each chapter that bring abstract concepts into contemporary and concrete focus. Students who use this book will find it engaging, timely, and relevant, and will be spurred to further independent exploration of their state’s institutions, warts and all—a critical step toward becoming actively participating democratic citizens."
—Kevin T. Holton, South Texas College
"In this new edition of his excellent Texas Politics: Governing the Lone Star State, Cal Jillson offers an admirably concise discussion of politics and government in Texas. Students and instructors will find this a useful, appropriately thorough, and at times provocative resource for understanding Texas politics."
—Daniel Sledge, The University of Texas Arlington
"Cal Jillson has masterfully developed a Texas Politics book that combines readability with scholarship and enables the student to understand much of the institutional structure and unique character of Texas within the Federal context. Jillson provides needed insights to understanding Texas institutions and the interactions of interest groups within those institutions. He does so in an enjoyable readable format while addressing the important Texas state-mandated student learning outcomes and the significance of Texas politics for everyone. Texas Politics is reflective of the myriad of interesting stories which made Texas what it is today."
—Ray Sandoval, Richland College
"Texas Politics is a well-written and documented text that will be an asset to any professor or student interested in Texas politics. As mentioned in the Preface, one will find a broad 'range of pedagogical aids and tools' that will be helpful in the classroom."
—Morris D. Drumm, Texas Christian University