Download and read online Lone Star Politics in PDF and EPUB In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. The Nacogdoches author team (Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, & Julie Harrelson-Stephens) of Lone Star Politics explores the state’s rich political tradition and explains who gets what, and how by setting Texas in context with other states’ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished “Winners and Losers” discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government. This Fifth Edition expands its coverage of civil rights in the state, and includes the contemporary issues that highlight the push and pull between federal, state, and local governments.
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Download and read online Keeping the Republic in PDF and EPUB In Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright draw readers into the study of American politics, teaching them to think critically about “who gets what, and how” and exploring twin themes of power and citizenship. Every element of the book is crafted to provide the tools readers need to be thoughtful, savvy consumers of political information and to teach them to think more deeply about what they see, read, and hear. In this new edition, the authors have partnered with award-winning information designer and teacher Mike Wirth to create a series of stunning, data-rich infographics, presenting information in new, more revealing ways, making it an ideal resource for those who want to take an active part in their communities and government. This Essentials version provides the comprehensive coverage of the Full version, but does not include the chapters on policy or the state and local politics chapter.
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.
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.
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Download and read online Cowboy Conservatism in PDF and EPUB During the 1960s and 1970s, Texas was rocked by a series of political transitions. Despite its century-long heritage of solidly Democratic politics, the state became a Republican stronghold virtually overnight, and by 1980 it was known as "Reagan Country." Ultimately, Republicans dominated the Texas political landscape, holding all twenty-seven of its elected offices and carrying former governor George W. Bush to his second term as president with more than 61 percent of the Texas vote.Sean P. Cunningham examines the remarkable history of Republican Texas in Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right. Utilizing extensive research drawn from the archives of four presidential libraries, gubernatorial papers, local campaign offices, and oral histories, Cunningham presents a compelling narrative of the most notable regional genesis of modern conservatism. Spanning the decades from Kennedy's assassination to Reagan's presidency, Cunningham reveals a vivid portrait of modern conservatism in one of the nation's largest and most politically powerful states. The newest title in the New Directions in Southern History series, Cunningham's Cowboy Conservatism demonstrates Texas's distinctive and vital contributions to the transformation of postwar American politics.
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Download and read online North toward home in PDF and EPUB The story of the author's life, first in Mississippi, then going to school in Texas, and then writing in New York.
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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.
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