9780205825400

Texas Government Policy and Politics (Longman Study Edition)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205825400

  • ISBN10:

    0205825400

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/2/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Updated in a new 11th edition, this book 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 of every level. This book shows 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.

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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