Texas Politics Today, 2011-2012 Edition

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/11/2011
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The most popular book for this course, TEXAS POLITICS TODAY offers a wide range of viewpoints from multiple authors, each a recognized authority on the Lone Star State. The new edition encourages critical thinking and civic participation with ideas for how to get involved, questions to debate, and current event-based essays throughout. Its rich, nuanced presentations of current issues such as diversity, immigration, redistricting, and the 2010 elections provide a realistic picture of the Texas political system and decision-making processes.

Table of Contents

Texas History and Culture
The Texas Constitution in Perspective
Voting and Elections
Political Parties
Interest Groups
The Legislature: Organization and Structure
The Legislative Process
The Governor
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Law and Due Process
Taxing and Budgeting
Spending and Services
Local Government
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