9780205621446

Texas Government: Policy and Politics (Longman Study Edition)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205621446

  • ISBN10:

    0205621449

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

With an emphasis on public policy and active learning, this popular and highly accessible text introduces the essentials of Texas government and its often colorful politics in a way that any student can understand. An abundance of useful study aids and exercises in every chapter and a lively, straightforward writing style makes the material accessible to students ofeverylevel. Showing students the impact that government has on their lives, this insightful and sometimes humorous critique of Texas government engages students in the course material and encourages them to become active participants in the course and their government. The ninth edition is published as a "Longman Study Edition" and therefore contains a battery of practice chapter tests for student self study and review.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Policymaking Process
The People, Economy, and Political Culture of Texas
Texas Constitution
The Federal Context of Texas Policymaking
Political Participation
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Elections
The Texas Legislature
Executive Branch
Judicial Branch
City Government
Counties, School Districts, and Special Districts
State Budget Policy
Criminal Justice
Practice Tests
Glossary
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