Texas Government

ISBN-10: 0205251722
ISBN-13: 9780205251728
Edition: 12th 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Neal Tannahill
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List price: $74.99
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Updated in its 12thedition,Texas Governmentintroduces the essentials of Texas government and its often colorful politics in a way that any reader can understand. With an emphasis on public policy and active learning, this popular and highly accessible textcontains an abundance of useful study aids and exercises in every chapter and a lively, straightforward writing style. Showing readers the impact that government has on their lives, this insightful and sometimes humorous critique of Texas government engages readers in the course material and encourages them to become active participants in their government.

Preface
Introduction The Policymaking Process
What We Will Learn
The Stages of the Policymaking Process
The Dynamics of the Policy Process
Why Study Texas Government?
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
The People, Economy, and Political Culture of Texas
What We Will Learn
The People of Texas
Around the Nation: Immigration Reform in Arizona
The Texas Economy
Breaking News!: Texas Oil Production Is on the Rise
Political Culture
Getting Involved: Volunteering
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Texas Constitution
What We Will Learn
State Constitutions
Getting Involved: Joining a Student Club or Organization
Background of the Texas Constitution
Constitutional Convention of 1875
Overview of the Texas Constitution
Constitutional Change
Individual Rights and the Texas Constitution
Around the Nation: Gay Marriage in Massachusetts
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
The Federal Context of Texas Policymaking
What We Will Learn
Role of the States in the Federal System
Around the Nation: Healthcare Reform in Massachusetts
States, the Courts, and the Constitution
Getting Involved: Contacting Your Representative in Washington, D.C.
States and Federal Law
Federal Grant Programs
Breaking News!: States Challenge Constitutionality of Healthcare Reform
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Political Participation
What We Will Learn
Voting Rights and Minority Participation
Breaking News!: Texas Adopts a Voter ID Law
Forms of Participation
Around the Nation: Mail Voting in Oregon
Participation Rates in Texas
Patterns of Participation
Participation and Representation
Getting Involved: Become a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Interest Groups
What We Will Learn
Interest Groups in Texas Politics
Getting Involved: Joining a Group
Breaking News!: Legislature Adopts Abortion Sonogram Requirement
Interest Group Strategies and Tactics
Around the Nation: Legal Prostitution in Nevada
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Political Parties
What We Will learn
The Party System
Party Organization
Getting Involved: Volunteer to Support Your Political Party
History of the Texas Party System
Breaking News!: Democratic Legislators Switch Parties After 2010 Election
The Party Balance
Voting Patterns
Interest Group-Political Party Alliances
Issue Orientation
The Future of Party Politics in Texas
Around the Nation: Minor Parties in New York
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Elections
What We Will Learn
The Long Ballot
Types of Elections
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Election Districts and Redistricting
Breaking News!: Groups File Suit Against the Texas Redistricting Plan
Election Campaigns
The Voters Decide
Getting Involved: Campaigning
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Texas Legislature
What We Will Learn
Structure
Membership
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Organization
The Legislative Process
Breaking News!: Texas Legislature Fails to Pass Guns-on-Campus Legislation
Legislative Policymaking
Getting Involved: Contacting Your State Legislators
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Executive Branch
What We Will Learn
The Governor
Getting Involved: Forming a Study Group
Breaking News!: Governor Perry Runs for President
The Executive Bureaucracy
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Administrative Oversight
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Judicial Branch
What We Will Learn
Types of Legal Disputes
Court Procedures
The Texas Court System
Breaking News!: Texas Voters Approve Water Development Bonds
Judges
Judicial Selection
Getting Involved: Volunteer to Become a Court-Appointed Special Advocate
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What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
City Government
What We Will Learn
Legal Status of Texas Cities
Forms of City Government
Breaking News!: Despite the Drought, El Paso Has a Stable Water Supply
Election Systems
Public Policies in Texas Cities
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Getting Involved: Contacting City Officials
City Politics in Texas
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Counties, School Districts, and Special Districts
What We Will Learn
County Government
School Districts
Breaking News!: Another School Funding Lawsuit Filed
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Getting Involved: Helping a Child Learn
Special Districts
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
State Budget Policy
What We Will Learn
Revenues
Issues in State Finance
Breaking News!: Legislature Uses Accounting Gimmicks to Help Balance Budget
Policy Options for Reforming the State Revenue System
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State Expenditures
Budget Priorities
Getting Involved: Appealing a Property Appraisal
The Budget Process
Making Budgetary Policy
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Criminal Justice
What We Will Learn
Crime Statistics
Victims and Criminals
Criminal Prosecution Process
Capital Punishment
Around the Nation: Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Criminals in Kansas
Juvenile Justice
Corrections
Breaking News!: Texas Prison System Cuts Costs by Dropping Inmate Lunches on Weekends
Making Criminal Justice Policy
What We Have Learned
Key Terms
Notes
Glossary
Photo Credits
Index
Practice Tests
Answers to Practice Test Questions

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