Updated in its 12th edition, Texas Government introduces the essentials of Texas government and its often colorful politics in a way that any reader can understand. With an emphasis on public policy and active learning, this popular and highly accessible textcontains an abundance of useful study aids and exercises in every chapter and a lively, straightforward writing style. Showing readers the impact that government has on their lives, this insightful and sometimes humorous critique of Texas government engages readers in the course material and encourages them to become active participants in their government.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: THE PEOPLE, ECONOMY, AND POLITICAL CULTURE OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 2: TEXAS CONSTITUTION
CHAPTER 3: THE FEDERAL CONTEXT OF TEXAS POLICYMAKING
CHAPTER 4: POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
CHAPTER 5: INTEREST GROUPS
CHAPTER 6: POLITICAL PARTIES
CHAPTER 7: ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 8: THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE
CHAPTER 9: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 10: JUDICIAL BRANCH
CHAPTER 11: CITY GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 12: COUNTIES, SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND SPECIAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 13: STATE BUDGET POLICY
CHAPTER 14: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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