9780205528288

Essentials of American & Texas Government: Continuity and Change, 2008 Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205528288

  • ISBN10:

    0205528287

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Guided by the belief that students must first understand how American and Texas government developed to fully grasp the issues facing the United States in the 21st century, O'Connor/Sabato/Haag/Keith offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events of any college text devoted to American and Texas politics. This best-selling Essentials book provides the core concepts and historical context students need to understand the most crucial and controversial issues affecting their state and nation.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Government
The Political Landscape
The Constitution
Federalism
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Institutions of Government
Congress
The Presidency
The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Political Behavior
Public Opinion and the News Media
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Campaigns, Elections, and Voting
Social and Economic Policy
Foreign and Defense Policy
Texas Government
The Context for Texas Politics and Government
The Texas Constitution
Local Government and Politics in Texas
The Texas Legislature
The Governor and Bureaucracy in Texas
The Texas Judiciary
Political Parties, Interest Groups, Elections, and Campaigns in Texas
Appendices
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of AmericaFederalist No. 10
Federalist No. 51
Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-2003
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