9780321434326

Essentials of American and Texas Government : Continuity and Change, 2006 Election Update

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321434326

  • ISBN10:

    0321434323

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

This condensed, briefer version of the bestseller in American and Texas Government has now been updated to include complete coverage of the 2006 midterm elections, the campaigns and results, and the most relevant and important issues and events that have dominated the headlines and national dialogue throughout 2005 and 2006: the war in Iraq; the politics, policies, and fortunes of the second George W. Bush administration; the debate over illegal immigration; the new faces in and decisions from the Supreme Court; scandals and corruption with the executive and legislative branch, and more.

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
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