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Practicing Texas Politics A Brief Survey

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ISBN-10: 0618155600

ISBN-13: 9780618155606

Edition: 7th 2002 (Brief Edition)

Authors: Lyle C. Brown, Joyce A. Langenegger, Ted Lewis

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List price: $67.16
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Lyle C. Brown, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, is Professor Emeritus at Baylor University. Other academic experience includes teaching at Mexico City College (now University of the Americas), Texas College of Arts & Industries (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville), and Wayland Baptist College (now Wayland Baptist University). Lyle served as president of the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies. He is co-editor of RELIGION IN LATIN AMERICAN LIFE AND LITERATURE and author or co-author of articles in professional journals, anthologies, and textbooks. His involvement in Texas politics includes participation in precinct, county, and state conventions.

Note: Each chapter concludes with Looking Ahead
A Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Notes, and a Selected Reading
The Environment of Texas
Politics Political Behavior Patterns
The Land The People Searching for New Economic Directions Meeting New Challenges
Social and Economic Policy Issues
Federalism and the Texas Constitution
The American Federal Structure
The Texas Constitution
Politics of Policymaking Constitutional
Amendments and Revision
The Texas Constitution
A Summary
Local Governments
Overview of Grassroots
Problems Municipal Governments
Counties Special Districts
Metropolitan Areas
The Politics of Elections and Parties
Voting Electoral Politics Party
Structure Political Democracy Racial/Ethnic Politics
Women in Politics
Political Campaigns
The Politics of Interest Groups
Interest Groups in the Political Process
Organization of Interest Groups
Classification of Interest Groups
Interest Group Activities
Techniques of Interest Groups
Regulation of Interest Group Politics
Interest Group Power and Public Policy Pinpointing Political Power
The Legislature
A Preliminary View Legislative Framework Compensation
Membership Powers and Immunities Presiding Officers Committee System
Legislative Caucus System Procedure Influences Within the Legislative Environment
The Executive Looking Back Overview of the Governorship Powers of the Governor
The Plural Executive
Bureaucracy, Public Policies, and Finance
Role of Agencies
State Employees Education Social Services
Economic Policies
Fiscal Policies
Revenue Sources Budgeting and Fiscal Management Future Demands Environmental Issues Homeland Security
Laws, Courts, and Justice
An Introduction to Texas's Justice System State Law in Texas Courts, Judges, and Lawyers Juries
Judicial Procedures Correction and Rehabilitation Juvenile Justice Problems and Reforms: Implications for Public Policy
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