TEXAS POLITICS TODAY continues to be a best-selling overview of Texas Politics because it offers students a wide range of viewpoints, drawing on the diverse political and social perspectives of its contributing authors to give students rich, nuanced insight into the political system and decision-making processes of the Lone Star State. Current issues and candid analysis of government increase student awareness of the real effects of state policy on their lives, and encourage them to get politically involved.
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About the Author
William Earl Maxwell is a professor emeritus at San Antonio College, where he has taught courses in U.S. and Texas government since 1971. Throughout his career Maxwell has focused on innovative teaching techniques and improving the teaching and learning environments for students. As part of that effort, in 1975 Maxwell co-authored UNDERSTANDING TEXAS POLITICS, his first text on Texas government. He also co-authored such texts as POLITICS IN TEXAS and THE CHALLENGE OF TEXAS POLITICS: TEXT WITH READINGS. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Sam Houston State University.
A thirty-five year veteran instructor of political science, Ernest Crain specializes in political party competition, comparative state politics, and Texas public policy. Crain co-authored UNDERSTANDING TEXAS POLITICS, POLITICS IN TEXAS, THE CHALLENGE OF TEXAS POLITICS, and four editions of INTRODUCTION TO TEXAS POLITICS. Crain received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Texas in Austin.
Elizabeth N. Flores is a professor of political science at St. Mary's University. Previously a professor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Flores has served as a director of the Corpus Christi Regional Transit Authority, written on politics for the Corpus Christi CALLER-TIMES, and co-hosted a public affairs show on PBS. She received her M.A. degree from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Ignagni is a professor of political science at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he has received four teaching awards and served as an associate dean. He has published articles in the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY, AMERICAN POLITICS QUARTERLY, and JUDICATURE. Dr. Ignagni received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
Table of Contents
1. Texas Culture, People, and History. 2. The Texas Constitution in Perspective. 3. Voting and Elections. 4. Political Parties. 5. Interest Groups. 6. The Legislature: Organization and Structure. 7. The Legislative Process. 8. The Governor. 9. The Bureaucracy. 10. The Judiciary. 11. Law and Due Process. 12. Taxing and Budgeting. 13. Spending and Services. 14. Local Government. Glossary. Index.