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Texas Politics : Governing the Lone Star State,9780415890601

Texas Politics : Governing the Lone Star State

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780415890601

ISBN10:
0415890608
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Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
2/22/2011
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

Approaching the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, Cal Jillson's text avoids partisanship, ideology, and gimmicks to provide the most comprehensive, readable, and accurate brief description of Texas politics available today. Throughout the book students are encouraged to connect the origins and development of government and politics in Texas'”from the Texas Constitution, to party competition, to the role and powers of the Governor'”to its current day practice and the alternatives possible through change and reform. This text will allow teachers to share with their students the evolution of Texas politics, where we stand today, and where we are headed.Texas Politics is one of the briefest and most affordable texts on the market, yet it offers instructors and students an unmatched range of pedagogical aids and tools. Each chapter opens with a number of focus questions to orient readers to the learning objectives and concludes with a Chapter Summary, a list of Key Terms, Suggested Readings, and Web Resources. Key Terms are bolded in the text, listed at the end of the chapter, and included in a Glossary at the end of the book. Each chapter presents several photos and numerous tables and figures to highlight the major ideas, issues, individuals, and institutions discussed. Each chapter also contains a half-page Let's Compare feature, comparing selected states to Texas on various dimensions.


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