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Lone Star Politics
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Lone Star Politics
Tradition and Transformation in Texas

Seventh Edition
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January 2021 | 592 pages | CQ Press
In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday government. Explore the state's rich political tradition with Lone Star Politics as this author team explains who gets what and how. 

Utilizing the comparative method, the authors set Texas in context with other states' constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions as they delve into the evolution of its politics. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished "Winners and Losers" discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government and assessing the state's political landscape. The Seventh Edition is highly revised with coverage of the state's response to the COVID pandemic, brand new chapter-level learning objectives, new Texas Legends boxes on suffragists, updated demographic and immigration statistics, and new Discussion Starter questions to help in-class discussion on critical policy debates. 
 
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
 
CHAPTER 2 TEXAS CONSTITUTIONS
 
CHAPTER 3 TEXAS LEGISLATURE
 
CHAPTER 4 TEXAS GOVERNORS
 
CHAPTER 5 THE PLURAL EXECUTIVE AND BUREAUCRACY IN TEXAS
 
CHAPTER 6 TEXAS JUDICIAL SYSTEM
 
CHAPTER 7 TEXAS-SIZED JUSTICE
 
CHAPTER 8 CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS, TEXAS STYLE
 
CHAPTER 9 POLITICAL PARTIES
 
CHAPTER 10 ORGANIZED INTERESTS
 
CHAPTER 11 LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN TEXAS
 
CHAPTER 12 FISCAL POLICY
 
CHAPTER 13 ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION, AND TRADE POLICIES: TRANSFORMING TEXAS
 
CHAPTER 14 SOCIAL POLICY: EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND IMMIGRATION

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