9780205908813

Texas Government Plus MyPoliSciLab -- Access Card Package with eText -- Access Card Package

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205908813

  • ISBN10:

    0205908810

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/19/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Updated in its 12thedition, Texas Governmentintroduces the essentials of Texas government and its often colorful politics in a way that any reader can understand. With an emphasis on public policy and active learning, this popular and highly accessible textcontains an abundance of useful study aids and exercises in every chapter and a lively, straightforward writing style. Showing readers the impact that government has on their lives, this insightful and sometimes humorous critique of Texas government engages readers in the course material and encourages them to become active participants in their government.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: THE PEOPLE, ECONOMY, AND POLITICAL CULTURE OF TEXAS

CHAPTER 2: TEXAS CONSTITUTION

CHAPTER 3: THE FEDERAL CONTEXT OF TEXAS POLICYMAKING

CHAPTER 4: POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

CHAPTER 5: INTEREST GROUPS

CHAPTER 6: POLITICAL PARTIES

CHAPTER 7: ELECTIONS

CHAPTER 8: THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE

CHAPTER 9: EXECUTIVE BRANCH

CHAPTER 10: JUDICIAL BRANCH

CHAPTER 11: CITY GOVERNMENT

CHAPTER 12: COUNTIES, SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND SPECIAL DISTRICTS

CHAPTER 13: STATE BUDGET POLICY

CHAPTER 14: CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Glossary

Photo Credits

Index

Practice Tests

Answers to Practice Test Questions

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