Lone Star Politics, 3rd Edition

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9781452217697: Lone Star Politics, 3rd Edition

Lone Star Politics delves into the stateAEs rich political tradition by exploring how myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. Explaining who gets what and how within the state, this Nacogdoches author team provides an engaging narrative on the evolution of Texas politics, utilizing the comparative method to set Texas in context with other statesAE constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Responding to user demand, the authors have split or added chapters to provide more in-depth coverage of much-desired topics, including the legislature and legislative process, the governor and bureaucracy, parties and organized interests, as well as fiscal, criminal justice, and social policy. In addition, new chapter objectives and critical thinking questions reinforce learning and encourage analysis. Students will come away with a strong understanding of Texas government and the needed foundation to assess the stateAEs political landscape. Beyond more depth and breadth, the new third edition now features a full-color design. The bookAEs photos, tables, charts, and maps leap off the page in vivid detail and help students focus on key takeaways. Lone Star Politics delivers well-crafted and colorful content without breaking the bank.

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Ken Collier is associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University and holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has is the author of Between the Branches: The White House Office of Legislative Affairs and is currently conducting research on presidential speechwriting. He has published articles in such journals as White House Studies, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Choice, and Social Science Quarterly. Steven Galatas is associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University and holds a PhD from University of Missouri. He has published articles in Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Party Politics, PS: Politics and Political Science, and Politics and Policy. His research and teaching concerns comparative elections, voting behavior, and campaign finance. Julie Harrelson-Stephens is an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, with a PhD from the University of North Texas. She has co-edited, with Rhonda L. Callaway, Exploring International Human Rights: Essential Readings and has been published in Conflict and Terrorism, PS: Political Science and Politics, Human Rights Review, and International Interactions. Her primary research interests include human rights, regime theory, and terrorism.

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