Texas Politics 2015-2016, 13th Edition
- Charldean Newell
- David F. Prindle
- James Riddlesperger
- ISBN-10: 1285861159
- ISBN-13: 9781285861159
- 480 Pages | Paperback
- COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
TEXAS POLITICS: IDEAL AND REALITY critically compares Texas government and politics to the concepts of democratic theory by raising three main themes: democratic ideals, conservatism, and conflict. Lively presentation of material encourages students to consider controversial issues and debates. In the 2015–2016 Edition, new policy coverage, updates reflecting the Texas legislative session that ended in June 2014, and new “Texas Politics and You” features that ask students to become directly involved in current and contentious issues, often through social media, keep this book cutting edge.
“The text's major strength is its focus on the impacts of culture and tradition on the structure of government and policy in Texas.”
— Blake R. Farrar, Austin Community College
1. The Context of Texas Politics.
2. The Constitutional Setting.
3. Interest Groups.
4. Political Parties.
5. Voting, Campaigns, and Elections.
6. The Legislature.
7. The Governor.
8. The Administrative State.
9. The Judiciary.
10. The Substance of Justice.
11. Local Government.
12. The State Economy and the Financing of State Government.
13. Public Policy: People.
14. Public Policy: Resources.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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