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Texas Politics: Governing the Lone Star State / Edition 5

Texas Politics: Governing the Lone Star State / Edition 5

by Cal Jillson
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    ISBN-13: 2901138842006
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Publication date: 08/07/2015
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 332
    Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

    About the Author

    Cal Jillson is professor in the department of political science at Southern Methodist University. His recent books include American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change, 10th edition; Lone Star Tarnished: A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public Policy, 3rd edition; The American Dream in History, Politics, and Fiction; and Pathways to Democracy: The Political Economy of Democratic Transition. He is frequently cited in local and national media on a range of political issues.

    Table of Contents


    Chapter 1. Texas and the Texans: Then and Now

    Chapter 2. The Texas Constitution and American Federalism

    Chapter 3. Political Participation in Texas: Voters, Campaigns, and Elections

    Chapter 4. Interest Groups in Texas

    Chapter 5. Political Parties in Texas

    Chapter 6. The Texas Legislature

    Chapter 7. The Governor and the Executive Branch

    Chapter 8. The Judicial System in Texas

    Chapter 9. Local government in Texas

    Chapter 10. Budgets and Public Policy: Revenues, Expenditures, and Policy Goals in Texas

    Appendix A. William Barret Travis’s Letter from the Alamo

    Appendix B. The Texas Declaration of Independence

    Appendix C. Selections from The Texas Constitution

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