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The Texas Experiment
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The Texas Experiment
Politics, Power, and Social Transformation

First Edition


January 2023 | 408 pages | CQ Press

Recipient of the 2024 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Most Promising New Textbook Award
This award recognizes excellence in 1st edition textbooks and learning materials.

The Texas Experiment: Politics, Power, and Social Transformation provides students with an all-encompassing view of Texas government. The book brings together the historical and the contemporary, the political and the personal, to walk students through the state's past, present, and future. Through its rich historical narrative that tells the unvarnished story of how Texas came to be, to its depictions of the processes and structure of Texas government, and finally with its shifting demographics, we learn that the soul of Texas is multicultural, diverse, and thriving.

The Texas Experiment empowers students to develop their social and personal responsibility so that they can all be a force of positive change in Texas's vibrant culture.

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Chapter 1 Texas Society and Politics: Past and Present
 
Chapter 2 Texas Constitution
 
Chapter 3 Federalism and Local Government
 
Chapter 4 Political Culture & Civic Participation
 
Chapter 5 Elections and Voting
 
Chapter 6 Political Parties in Texas
 
Chapter 7 The Texas Legislature
 
Chapter 8 The Governor and Executive Branch
 
Chapter 9 The Texas Justice System
 
Chapter 10 Interest Groups and Their Influence
 
Chapter 11 The Media, Social Media, and Social Movements
 
Chapter 12 Public Policy and Government Budgeting
 
Chapter 13 Texas in the Future: Changing Demography and Changing Perspectives

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