9780136057697

Lone Star Politics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136057697

  • ISBN10:

    0136057691

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/8/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Debuting in its first edition Lone Star Politicsis a straightforward, engaging text that focuses on the pragmatic nature of Texas politics. The authors encourage students to become active participants in the political process by emphasizing that politics is a process by which people seek and utilize power.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Texas Society and Political Culture

Chapter 2: Federalism and the Texas Constitution

Chapter 3: Political Participation: Voting and Elections

Chapter 4: Political Parties

Chapter 5: Interest Groups in Texas Politics

Chapter 6: The Legislature in Texas Politics

Chapter 7: The Governor

Chapter 8: The Plural Executive and the Bureaucracy

Chapter 9: The Texas Courts System

Chapter 10: The Judicial System and Due Process

Chapter 11: Local and County Governments and Special Districts

Chapter 12: Finance and Budgeting

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