This text explicitly and critically compares the realities of Texas politics to the ideals described by democratic theory. The text's lively presentation of material engages students in controversial issues and encourages classroom debate. A balanced, comprehensive, thoroughly updated presentation of government in Texas, this edition includes the 2000 election results.
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Table of Contents
1. The Context of Texas Politics. 2. The Constitutional Setting. 3. Interest Groups. 4. Political Parties. 5. Voters, Campaigns, and Elections. 6. The Texas Legislature. 7. The Legislative Process. 8. The Governor. 9. The Administrative State. 10. The Judiciary. 11. The Substance of Justice. 12. Local Government. 13. The State Economy and the Financing of State Government. 14. Issues in Public Policy. 15. The Future of Texas Politics. Appendix: Doing Research in Texas Politics. Glossary.