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- Full title: Texas Politics: Ideal and Reality, Enhanced, 13th Edition
- Edition: 13th
- Copyright year: 2020
- Publisher: Cengage Learning
- Author: Charldean Newell; David F. Prindle; James Riddlesperger
- ISBN: 9780357129968, 9780357129968
- Format: PDF
Description of Texas Politics: Ideal and Reality, Enhanced, 13th Edition:
Thoroughly up to date with the latest hot-button issues, Newell/Prindle/Riddlesperger’s TEXAS POLITICS: IDEAL AND REALITY, ENHANCED 13th Edition explores the Lone Star government in the context of three primary themes: the ideals of democratic theory, political conservatism and private influence over public policy. As they provide a clear explanation of the inner workings of government, the authors also deftly illustrate how state politics impact readers’ personal lives. Up-to-the-minute coverage includes 2018 election results, immigration, climate change, the fight over mandatory child vaccinations, the ongoing debate surrounding capital punishment, the Legislature’s increasing partisan polarization, the strengthening link between the actions of the Trump administration and Texas politicians and much more.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Table of Contents of Texas Politics: Ideal and Reality, Enhanced, 13th Edition PDF ebook:
Brief ContentsContentsTexas Politics Helps You Meet the State Learning Outcomes for GOVT 2306Letter to InstructorsLetter to StudentsResourcesAcknowledgmentsReviewersAbout the AuthorsChapter 1: The Context of Texas PoliticsTexas History: A ChronologyTexas as a DemocracyTexas and American FederalismTexas in the International ArenaThe Texas Political CultureEconomy, Taxes, and ServicesThe People of TexasSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 2: The Constitutional SettingAmerican FederalismPurposes of ConstitutionsTexas Constitutional DevelopmentThe Present Texas ConstitutionConstitutional ChangeSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 3: Interest GroupsInterest GroupsWho Is Organized?ActivitiesRegulation of Interest-Group ActivityMajor Interest Groups in TexasSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 4: Political PartiesFunctions of Political PartiesIdeologyPolitical SocializationInterestsTexas Political Parties: A Brief HistoryParty OrganizationTwo Parties, Three Factions (or Perhaps Four)Third Parties in TexasSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 5: Voting, Campaigns, and ElectionsVotingTexas TurnoutElection CampaignsPublic ElectionsRecent Elections in TexasSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 6: The Texas LegislatureFunctions of Legislative BodiesBasic Facts about the LegislatureMembership CharacteristicsLegislative Officers, Committees, and StaffHow a Bill Becomes a Law in TexasLegislative DynamicsThe 86th Legislative Session, 2019SummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 7: The GovernorBasic Structure of the Governor’s OfficeQualifications for GovernorRoles of the Governor and Limits on Those RolesFormal Roles and LimitationsInformal Roles and LimitationsSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 8: The Administrative StateState Administrative AgenciesBig Government: How Did It Happen?Characteristics of BureaucracyBureaucratic Survival TechniquesWhat Happens to the Public Interest?Harnessing the Administrative StateSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 9: The JudiciaryThe Myth of the Nonpolitical JudiciaryThe Players in the System of JusticeThe Court SystemJuriesPoliceRemoval and Reprimand of Lawyers and JudgesIssues Facing the Texas JudiciarySummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 10: The Substance of JusticeCivil LibertiesCivil RightsCapital PunishmentTorts and Tort ReformSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 11: Local GovernmentCounties: One Size Fits All?Cities: Managed EnvironmentsSpecial Districts: Our Hidden GovernmentsLocal Government: Prospects for the FutureLeadership in Local GovernmentSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 12: The State Economy and the Financing of State GovernmentThe Texas EconomyWhere Does the Money Come From?Fairness and Equity in the Revenue SystemHow Are Budget Decisions Made?Where Does the Money Go?SummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 13: Public Policy-PeopleThe Public Policy ProcessPoverty, Welfare, and Health CareThe Players and the Major ProgramsPublic Education PolicyTexas Higher EducationSummaryCritical ThinkingChapter 14: Public Policy-ResourcesClimate ChangeWater SupplyEnergy SupplyProtecting the EnvironmentTransportationSummaryCritical ThinkingNotesGlossaryIndex