Lone Star Politics

Filename: lone-star-politics.pdf
ISBN: 9780205970865
Release Date: 2013-07-08
Number of pages: 464
Author: Paul Benson
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

Download and read online Lone Star Politics in PDF and EPUB Learn how Texas politics affects public policy. Lone Star Politics emphasizes public policy and the decisions of political actors in its approach to studying contemporary Texas politics. Using the best scholarship, current examples, and historical context, the authors examine how government and politics respond and adapt to the changes in the Texas political landscape. Fully revised to meet the GOVT2305/2306 curriculum changes, Lone Star Politics, 2/e contains 14 chapters–a full semester’s worth of Texas Government content. The second edition features the same pedagogical features students currently enjoy in American Government textbooks, extending their learning experience from the 2305 course seamlessly into 2306. MyPoliSciLab is an integral part of the Goldstein program. Key learning applications include Texas Tribune Videos, Texas Explorer activities and state specific Simulations. MyPoliSciLab for Lone Star Politics makes reading the textbook a greater opportunity for analyzing current events, thinking critically about politics, and participating in politics. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning– MyPoliSciLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructors gauge individual and class performance. Explore Concepts and Current Events–Examines the past, present, and future of Texas politics. Improve Critical Thinking– Pedagogy throughout the text supports active learning of key themes. Engage Students– A new design simplifies the presentation of content to facilitate print and digital reading experiences. Emphasize Learning Outcomes–In MyPoliSciLab, study plans based on book-specific learning objectives give students follow-up reading, video, and multimedia activities for further practice. Support Instructors–A full set of supplements, including MyPoliSciLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. Note: MyPoliSciLab does not come automaticaly packaged with this text.


Lone Star Politics 3rd Edition

Filename: lone-star-politics-3rd-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781452217697
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Number of pages: 493
Author: Ken Collier
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Lone Star Politics 3rd Edition in PDF and EPUB Lone Star Politics delves into the stateÆs rich political tradition by exploring how myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. Explaining who gets what and how within the state, this Nacogdoches author team provides an engaging narrative on the evolution of Texas politics, utilizing the comparative method to set Texas in context with other statesÆ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Responding to user demand, the authors have split or added chapters to provide more in-depth coverage of much-desired topics, including the legislature and legislative process, the governor and bureaucracy, parties and organized interests, as well as fiscal, criminal justice, and social policy. In addition, new chapter objectives and critical thinking questions reinforce learning and encourage analysis. Students will come away with a strong understanding of Texas government and the needed foundation to assess the stateÆs political landscape. Beyond more depth and breadth, the new third edition now features a full-color design. The bookÆs photos, tables, charts, and maps leap off the page in vivid detail and help students focus on key takeaways. Lone Star Politics delivers well-crafted and colorful content without breaking the bank.


Texas Politics

Filename: texas-politics.pdf
ISBN: 9781135015466
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Number of pages: 336
Author: Cal Jillson
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Texas Politics in PDF and EPUB The fourth edition of this popular text is now expanded to better fit the needs of a standalone Texas Politics course. 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. Texas Politics offers instructors and students an unmatched range of pedagogical aids and tools. Each chapter opens with an engaging vignette and a series of focus questions to orient readers to the learning objectives at hand and concludes with a chapter summary, a list of key terms, review questions, suggested readings, and web resources. Key terms are bolded in the text, listed at the end of the chapter, and included in a glossary at the end of the book. Each chapter includes "Let's Compare" boxes to help students see how Texas sits alongside other states, and "Pro & Con" boxes to bring conflicting political views into sharper focus. Tables, figures, and photos throughout highlight the major ideas, issues, individuals, and institutions discussed.


Government and Politics in the Lone Star State

Filename: government-and-politics-in-the-lone-star-state.pdf
ISBN: 9780134626444
Release Date: 2017-01-19
Number of pages: 512
Author: L. Tucker Gibson Jr.
Publisher: Pearson

Download and read online Government and Politics in the Lone Star State in PDF and EPUB This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Texas Politics Examine Texas politics in historical, economic, and demographic contexts Government and Politics in the Lone Star State, 10/e 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 2016 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.


Lone Star Tarnished

Filename: lone-star-tarnished.pdf
ISBN: 9781317666943
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Number of pages: 310
Author: Cal Jillson
Publisher: Routledge

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, 2nd edition 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. The second edition includes completely rewritten first and second chapters, as well as updates throughout the book and revised figures and tables. Through Jillson's 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.


Gone to Texas A History of the Lone Star State

Filename: gone-to-texas-a-history-of-the-lone-star-state.pdf
ISBN: 9780199881383
Release Date: 2003-08-07
Number of pages: 512
Author: Randolph B. Campbell
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Gone to Texas A History of the Lone Star State in PDF and EPUB In Gone to Texas, historian Randolph Campbell ranges from the first arrival of humans in the Panhandle some 10,000 years ago to the dawn of the twenty-first century, offering an interpretive account of the land, the successive waves of people who have gone to Texas, and the conflicts that have made Texas as much a metaphor as a place. Campbell presents the epic tales of Texas history in a new light, offering revisionist history in the best sense--broadening and deepening the traditional story, without ignoring the heroes of the past. The scope of the book is impressive. It ranges from the archeological record of early Native Americans to the rise of the oil industry and ultimately the modernization of Texas. Campbell provides swift-moving accounts of the Mexican revolution against Spain, the arrival of settlers from the United States, and the lasting Spanish legacy (from place names to cattle ranching to civil law). The author also paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-Texan revolution, with its larger-than-life leaders and epic battles, the fascinating decade of the Republic of Texas, and annexation by the United States. In his account of the Civil War and Reconstruction, he examines developments both in local politics and society and in the nation at large (from the debate over secession to the role of Texas troops in the Confederate army to the impact of postwar civil rights laws). Late nineteenth-century Texas is presented as part of both the Old West and the New South. The story continues with an analysis of the impact of the Populist and Progressive movements and then looks at the prosperity decade of the 1920s and the economic disaster of the Great Depression. Campbell's last chapters show how World War II brought economic recovery and touched off spectacular growth that, with only a few downturns, continues until today. Lucid, engaging, deftly written, Gone to Texas offers a fresh understanding of why Texas continues to be seen as a state unlike any other, a place that distills the essence of what it means to be an American.


As Texas Goes How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda

Filename: as-texas-goes-how-the-lone-star-state-hijacked-the-american-agenda.pdf
ISBN: 9780871404756
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Number of pages: 304
Author: Gail Collins
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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.


Lone Star Politics Plus NEW MyPolisciLab with EText Access Card Package

Filename: lone-star-politics-plus-new-mypoliscilab-with-etext-access-card-package.pdf
ISBN: 0205971229
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Number of pages: 464
Author: Paul Benson
Publisher: Pearson College Division

Download and read online Lone Star Politics Plus NEW MyPolisciLab with EText Access Card Package in PDF and EPUB ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Learn how Texas politics affects public policy. Lone Star Politics emphasizes public policy and the decisions of political actors in its approach to studying contemporary Texas politics. Using the best scholarship, current examples, and historical context, the authors examine how government and politics respond and adapt to the changes in the Texas political landscape. Fully revised to meet the GOVT2305/2306 curriculum changes, Lone Star Politics, 2/e contains 14 chapters-a full semester's worth of Texas Government content. The second edition features the same pedagogical features students currently enjoy in American Government textbooks, extending their learning experience from the 2305 course seamlessly into 2306. MyPoliSciLab is an integral part of the Goldstein program. Key learning applications include Texas Tribune Videos, Texas Explorer activities and state specific Simulations. MyPoliSciLab for Lone Star Politics makes reading the textbook a greater opportunity for analyzing current events, thinking critically about politics, and participating in politics. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning- MyPoliSciLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructors gauge individual and class performance. Explore Concepts and Current Events-Examines the past, present, and future of Texas politics. Improve Critical Thinking- Pedagogy throughout the text supports active learning of key themes. Engage Students- A new design simplifies the presentation of content to facilitate print and digital reading experiences. Emphasize Learning Outcomes-In MyPoliSciLab, study plans based on book-specific learning objectives give students follow-up reading, video, and multimedia activities for further practice. Support Instructors-A full set of supplements, including MyPoliSciLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. 0205971229 / 9780205971220 Lone Star Politics Plus New MyPoliSciLab with eText--Access Card Package, 2/e Package consists of: 0205949975 / 9780205949977 NEW MyPoliSciLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205970818 / 9780205970810 Lone Star Politics


Governing Texas

Filename: governing-texas.pdf
ISBN: 0393936848
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Number of pages: 552
Author: Anthony Champagne
Publisher: W. W. Norton

Download and read online Governing Texas in PDF and EPUB Understand. Compare. Assess.


Practicing Texas Politics

Filename: practicing-texas-politics.pdf
ISBN: 9781305537156
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Number of pages: 576
Author: Lyle Brown
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Practicing Texas Politics in PDF and EPUB PRACTICING TEXAS POLITICS, 2015-¬2016 Edition, analyzes the practices and policies of the Lone Star State and gives students a realistic introduction to how public policy making is conducted there. This edition includes 11 new readings, a new chapter on the media and politics in Texas, expanded material on the courts and the criminal justice system in Texas, new critical thinking questions, and tightly integrated learning objectives throughout each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


From Poverty to Power

Filename: from-poverty-to-power.pdf
ISBN: 9780855985936
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 522
Author: Duncan Green
Publisher: Oxfam

Download and read online From Poverty to Power in PDF and EPUB Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.


American Government

Filename: american-government.pdf
ISBN: 9781317666790
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Number of pages: 670
Author: Cal Jillson
Publisher: Routledge

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.


Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Filename: folk-devils-and-moral-panics.pdf
ISBN: 9781136807046
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Number of pages: 328
Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online Folk Devils and Moral Panics in PDF and EPUB 'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.


Texas Government

Filename: texas-government.pdf
ISBN: 0321089766
Release Date: 2002-06
Number of pages: 400
Author: Neal R. Tannahill
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

Download and read online Texas Government in PDF and EPUB With an emphasis on policy and active learning, Texas Government: Policy and Politics is a popular and accessible text that is sure to engage students in Texas politics. Known for its exceptionally accessible and comprehensive coverage of the major aspects of Texas government and politics, this text is a complete teaching and learning package for students with little or no background in political science or Texas politics. It employs an emphasis on policy throughout the book, helping to make material relevant to students' lives. The author is known for his ability to provide statistical detail in an extremely lucid, non-intimidating way and his often humorous, insightful critique of Texas government. The seventh edition is thoroughly updated to include new information on topics such as controversy on school funding, campaign finance from the 2000 election, an overview of the 2002 elections, and so much more. At only 13 chapters, Tannahill's text is perfect for a 15-week semester, giving instructors and students no more and no less than they need for the average semester.