Debuting in its first edition Lone Star Politics is a straightforward, engaging text that focuses on the pragmatic nature of Texas politics. The authors encourage students to become active participants in the political process by emphasizing that politics is a process by which people seek and utilize power.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Texas Society and Political Culture
Chapter 2: Federalism and the Texas Constitution
Chapter 3: Political Participation: Voting and Elections
Chapter 4: Political Parties
Chapter 5: Interest Groups in Texas Politics
Chapter 6: The Legislature in Texas Politics
Chapter 7: The Governor
Chapter 8: The Plural Executive and the Bureaucracy
Chapter 9: The Texas Courts System
Chapter 10: The Judicial System and Due Process
Chapter 11: Local and County Governments and Special Districts
Chapter 12: Finance and Budgeting
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