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Download and read online Government and Politics in the Lone Star State in PDF and EPUB Examine Texas politics in historical, economic, and demographic contexts Government and Politics in the Lone Star State guides students through the historical, economic, demographic, and political environment that has made Texas government and political culture what it is. Drawing on their experiences in political science, journalism, and consulting, Tucker Gibson, Clay Robison, and new coauthor Joanne Connor Green explain Texas’s governmental institutions, the players who influence them, and how these factors compare to those in other states. The 2014 Elections and Updates Edition has been revised to meet the outcomes instituted by the Texas education commission board, and includes updated content on the major issues in today’s headlines to help students become informed voters and participants in Texas’s dynamic policymaking process.
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Download and read online Lone Star Politics in PDF and EPUB Lone Star Politics, by Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, and Julie Harrelson-Stephens, delves into Texas’s rich political tradition, exploring how myth often clashes with the reality of modern governance. The new Fourth Edition is thoroughly updated, and includes expanded coverage of federalism, Rick Perry’s legacy as governor, the impact of the state’s growing diversity on political participation and behavior, and important policy discussion around fracking, education reforms, and immigration. New full-page infographics visually capture a chapter’s key concepts, making the abstract understandable and comparisons easy.
Download and read online Texas Politics in PDF and EPUB Cal Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most even-handed, readable, and engaging description of Texas politics available today. Throughout the book students are encouraged to connect the origins and development of government and politics in Texas--from the Texas Constitution, to party competition, to the role and powers of the Governor--to its current day practice and the alternatives possible through change and reform. This text helps instructors prepare their students to master the origin and development of the Texas Constitution, the structure and powers of state and local government in Texas, how Texas fits into the U.S. federal system, as well as political participation, the electoral process, and public policy in Texas. Pedagogical Features Each chapter opens with an engaging vignette and a series of focus questions to orient readers to the learning objectives at hand. Each chapter concludes with a chapter summary, a list of key terms, review questions, suggested readings, and web resources. Each chapter includes "Let's Compare" boxes to help students see how Texas sits alongside other states, "Pro & Con" boxes to bring conflicting political views into sharper focus, and "Texas Legend" boxes featuring important figures in Texas political history. Tables, figures, timelines, and photos throughout highlight the major ideas, issues, individuals, and institutions discussed. Key terms are bolded and defined in the text, listed at the end of the chapter, and included in a glossary at the end of the book New to the 6th Edition Comprehensive assessment of the impact of Rick Perry’s unprecedented 14-year tenure as Governor of Texas Thorough consideration of the election of Sylvester Turner as Mayor of Houston and the national response to the police shootings in Dallas Coverage and analysis of the 2014 gubernatorial and state elections, the 2015 state legislative session, and the 2016 national elections as they affect Texas New boxes and narrative on current issues and laws, including: state-constitutional conventions, secession, and federalism voter identification abortion state budget, taxation and spending, and the 2016 Texas Supreme Court school funding decision the University of Texas battle between Wallace Hall, Jr. and William Powers, and its implications for gubernatorial power over directing and changing state institutions
Download and read online Lone Star Tarnished in PDF and EPUB Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state's challenges. Lone Star Tarnished approaches public policy in the nation's most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical perspective provides the scope for asking how various policy domains have developed in Texas history, regularly reaching back to the state's founding and with substantial data for the period 1950 to the present. In each chapter, Cal Jillson compares Texas public policy choices and results with those of other states and the United States in general. Finally, the critical perspective allows us to question the balance of benefits and costs attendant to what is often referred to as "the Texas way" or "the Texas model." Jillson delves deeply into seven substantive policy chapters, covering the most important policy areas in which state governments are active. Through his lively and lucid prose, students are well equipped to analyze how Texas has done and is doing compared to selected states and the national average over time and today. Readers will also come away with the necessary tools to assess the many claims of Texas's exceptionalism.
Download and read online As Texas Goes How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda in PDF and EPUB “Gail Collins is the funniest serious political commentator in America. Reading As Texas Goes… is pure pleasure from page one.” —Rachel Maddow As Texas Goes . . . provides a trenchant yet often hilarious look into American politics and the disproportional influence of Texas, which has become the model for not just the Tea Party but also the Republican Party. Now with an expanded introduction and a new concluding chapter that will assess the influence of the Texas way of thinking on the 2012 election, Collins shows how the presidential race devolved into a clash between the so-called “empty places” and the crowded places that became a central theme in her book. The expanded edition will also feature more examples of the Texas style, such as Governor Rick Perry’s nearsighted refusal to accept federal Medicaid funding as well as the proposed ban on teaching “critical thinking” in the classroom. As Texas Goes . . . will prove to be even more relevant to American politics by the dawn of a new political era in January 2013.
Download and read online Practicing Texas Politics in PDF and EPUB Brown et al. have thoroughly updated their market-leading survey of Texas government with new coverage of public policy, giving special attention to political developments since 2010. Extensive coverage of the 2012 general election, and its results, provides students with the most up-to-date information available. Selected Reading and chapter-opening cartoons encourage further discussion of timely topics, in addition to conflicts, within the state of Texas. Features such as the thoroughly revised “Students in Action” section in each chapter provide students with a wide range of views on current issues and relevant topics, as well as suggestions for how they can play an active role in Lone Star State politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Download and read online American Government in PDF and EPUB Features of this Innovative Text The 8th edition of this well-respected text features the 2014 midterm Congressional elections, the latest on Obama’s presidency, important Supreme Court decisions, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and other timely updates. An increased attention to media in politics runs through the book. Key learning objectives at the beginning of every chapter focus students on central points to watch for. "The Constitution Today" chapter opening vignettes illustrate the importance of conflicting views on constitutional principles. Key terms defined in the margins on the page where they appear help students study important concepts. Colorful figures, photos, and tables help students visualize important information. "Let’s Compare" boxes analyze how functions of government and political participation work in other countries—now framed by new critical thinking questions. Reformatted "Pro & Con" boxes bring to life a central debate in each chapter and highlight competing perspectives. End-of-chapter summaries, suggested readings, and web resources help students master the material and guide them to further critical investigation of important concepts and topics. "Struggling towards Democracy" discussion questions now do more to provoke critical thinking through examining the "then and now" of democracy in America.
Download and read online Texas Politics Today 2015 2016 Edition in PDF and EPUB TEXAS POLITICS TODAY encourages critical thinking and civic participation with ideas, essays, and questions related to Texas politics, presented from different viewpoints. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Download and read online Red State in PDF and EPUB In November 1960, the Democratic party dominated Texas. The newly elected vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was a Texan. Democrats held all thirty statewide elective positions. The state legislature had 181 Democrats and no Republicans or anyone else. Then fast forward fifty years to November 2010. Texas has not voted for a Democratic president since 1976. Every statewide elective office is held by Republicans. Representing Texas in Washington is a congressional delegation of twenty-five Republicans and nine Democrats. Republicans control the Texas Senate by a margin of nineteen to twelve and the Texas House of Representatives by 101 to 49. Red State explores why this transformation of Texas politics took place and what these changes imply for the future. As both a political scientist and a Republican party insider, Wayne Thorburn is especially qualified to explain how a solidly one-party Democratic state has become a Republican stronghold. He analyzes a wealth of data to show how changes in the state's demographics—including an influx of new residents, the shift from rural to urban, and the growth of the Mexican American population—have moved Texas through three stages of party competition, from two-tiered politics, to two-party competition between Democrats and Republicans, and then to the return to one-party dominance, this time by Republicans. His findings reveal that the shift from Democratic to Republican governance has been driven not by any change in Texans' ideological perspective or public policy orientation—even when Texans were voting Democrat, conservatives outnumbered liberals or moderates—but by the Republican party's increasing identification with conservatism since 1960.
Download and read online The Enduring Democracy in PDF and EPUB THE ENDURING DEMOCRACY, 5th Edition, helps readers understand that debates and events being played out in American politics today have occurred before in different forms -- and that our government endures. Updates include coverage of the 2016 election results and the challenges facing the new administration; a consideration of racial tensions and the political and policy responses to address them; an analysis of the policy agenda in the final two years of the Obama administration; a primer on how the polls, parties, and other elements of the political environment have been shaped by the 2016 election campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as important down-ballot races; new perspectives on President Obama's executive orders on immigration and gun control; and the most current domestic and foreign policy events, including incidents of gun violence and the growth of ISIS. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Download and read online Lone Star Nation How Texas Will Transform America in PDF and EPUB A provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder—and shaping our nation's future in surprising ways To most Americans, Texas has been that love-it-or-hate it slice of the country that has sparked controversy, bred presidents, and fomented turmoil from the American Civil War to George W. Bush. But that Texas is changing—and it will change America itself. Richard Parker takes the reader on a tour across today's booming Texas, an evolving landscape that is densely urban, overwhelmingly Hispanic, exceedingly powerful in the global economy, and increasingly liberal. This Texas will have to ensure upward mobility, reinvigorate democratic rights, and confront climate change—just to continue its historic economic boom. This is not the Texas of George W. Bush or Rick Perry. Instead, this is a Texas that will remake the American experience in the twenty-first century—as California did in the twentieth—with surprising economic, political, and social consequences. Along the way, Parker analyzes the powerful, interviews the insightful, and tells the story of everyday people because, after all, one in ten Americans in this century will call Texas something else: Home.
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