Texas Politics: Economics, Power, and Policy / Edition 7

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This text uses an economic elite perspective to provide a concise and candid portrayal of traditional Texas politics. A thorough analysis of the state constitution, governmental institutions (the legislature, the executive branch, and the judicial system), and political processes (voting, political parties, and interest groups and lobbying) is included.

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This look at the world of Texas politics and government focuses on the interplay between the state's political system and its economic elite, through a thorough analysis of the state constitution, legislature, executive branch, judicial system and political process. This new edition also examines the impact of recent business mega mergers on the state's government and the rise of the Republican Party influence within the state. Well illustrated, primarily with political cartoons. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534569976
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/21/2000
  • Series: Political Science Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Political Power in Texas. 1. About Texas. 2. The Texas Economy. 3. Elections and Political Parties in Texas. 4. Economic Influences. 5. The Legislature. 6. The Executive. 7. Justice and the Judiciary. 8. Fiscal Policy. 9. Expenditures. 10. Regulation. 11. Local Politics. Epilogue: Texas Politics: A Note on Change.

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