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This text explicitly and critically compares the realities of Texas politics to the ideals described by democratic theory. The text's lively presentation of material engages students in controversial issues and encourages classroom debate. A balanced, comprehensive, thoroughly updated presentation of government in Texas, this edition includes the 2000 election results.
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Richard Kraemer served 21 years of active duty in the Air Force before starting his teaching career. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, the University of Texas at Austin, in 1970 and has been a faculty member there since 1965. His field is American Government, specializing in Texas Politics and National Security Policy. He is the author and co-author of over a dozen books, mostly about Texas politics, as well as other publications. Dr. Kraemer is the recipient of two teaching awards, the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching and a national award from the Arnold Air Society.Review:
"The most current and accurate book on Texas politics that I have used...Superb job of outlining the principles and theories upon which state government is built as well as practical applications and misapplications through material drawn from actual events...Shows how our institutions are supposed to work and how they really work"
"I have found the writing style to be one of the strongest features of the text."
"I can not really begin to explain all of the strengths of this textbook. I believe that this is the premier textbook."
'The text uses stories to explain concepts that otherwise may not be understood by students...I will adopt the book. It is one of the BEST books I have seen on Texas politics."
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Book Description Cengage Learning, 2001. Condition: Good. 8th Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2686512