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American Government and Politics Today - Texas Edition, 2009-2010

ISBN-10: 049556866X

ISBN-13: 9780495568667

Edition: 14th 2010

Authors: Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley, Barbara A. Bardes, William Earl Maxwell, Ernest Crain

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List price: $137.95
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1056
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.686
Language: English

Steffen W. Schmidt is a professor of political science at Iowa State University. He grew up in Colombia, South America, and has studied in Colombia, Switzerland, and France. He obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, in public law and government. Schmidt has published six books and over 70 articles in scholarly journals, and is the recipient of numerous prestigious teaching prizes, including the Amoco Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Teaching and the Teacher of the Year award. He is a pioneer in the use of Web-based and real-time video courses and is a member of the American Political Science Association's section on Computers and Multimedia. He is on the editorial board of the Political Science Educator. Schmidt also has a political talk show on WOI radio, where he is known as Dr. Politics. The show has been broadcast live from various U.S. and international venues.

Mack C. Shelley, II, is a professor of political science and statistics at Iowa State University. After receiving his bachelor's degree from American University in Washington, D.C., he went on to graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a master's degree and a Ph.D. He taught for two years at Mississippi State University prior to arriving at Iowa State in 1979. In 1993, he was elected co-editor of the Policy Studies Journal. Shelley has also published numerous articles, books, and monographs on public policy, including THE PERMANENT MAJORITY: THE CONSERVATIVE COALITION IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS; BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE RESEARCH ENTERPRISE: A GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE (with William F. Woodman and Brian J. Reichel); and AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: THE CONTEMPORARY AGENDA (with Steven G. Koven and Bert E. Swanson).

Barbara A. Bardes is professor of political science at Raymond Walters College at the University of Cincinnati. She held a faculty position at Loyola University in Chicago for many years before returning to Cincinnati, her hometown, as a college administrator. Bardes has written articles on public opinion and foreign policy, and on women and politics. She authored THINKING ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY AND DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE: WOMEN AND POLITICAL POWER IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN NOVELS and co-authored PUBLIC OPINION: MEASURING THE AMERICAN MIND. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from Kent State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

William Earl Maxwell is a professor emeritus at San Antonio College, where he has taught courses in U.S. and Texas government since 1971. Throughout his career Maxwell has focused on innovative teaching techniques and improving the teaching and learning environments for students. As a part of that effort, in 1975 Maxwell co-authored UNDERSTANDING TEXAS POLITICS, his first text on Texas government. He also co-authored such texts as POLITICS IN TEXAS and THE CHALLENGE OF TEXAS POLITICS: TEXT WITH READINGS. He performed his undergraduate and graduate work at Sam Houston State University.

A thirty-five year veteran instructor of political science, Ernest Crain specializes in political party competition, comparative state politics, and Texas public policy. Crain coauthored UNDERSTANDING TEXAS POLITICS, POLITICS IN TEXAS, THE CHALLENGE OF TEXAS POLITICS, and four editions of INTRODUCTION TO TEXAS POLITICS. Crain received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Texas in Austin.

The American System
The Democratic Republic
The Constitution
Federalism
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
People and Politics
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Voting and Elections
Campaigning for Office
The Media and Cyberpolitics
Political Institutions
The Congress
The President
The Bureaucracy
The Courts
Public Policy
Domestic Policy
Economic Policy
Foreign Policy
Texas Politics
Texas History and Culture
The Texas Constitution
Texas Interest Groups
Political Parties in Texas
Voting and Elections in Texas
The Texas Legislature
The Texas Executive Branch
The Texas Judiciary, Law, and Due Process
Texas Public Policy
Local Government
The Declaration of Independence
How to Read Case Citations and Find Court Decisions
Federalist Papers Nos. 10, 51, and 178
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1900 to the Present
Party Control of Congress, 1900 to the Present
Spanish Equivalents for Important Terms in American Government
Glossary