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In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. The Nacogdoches author team (Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, & Julie Harrelson-Stephens) of Lone Star Politics explores the state’s rich political tradition and explains who gets what, and how by setting Texas in context with other states’ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished "Winners and Losers" discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government. This Fifth Edition expands its coverage of civil rights in the state, and includes the contemporary issues that highlight the push and pull between federal, state, and local governments.
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Ken Collier is a professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, with a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Between the Branches: The White House Office of Legislative Affairs and Speechwriting in the Institutionalized Presidency: Whose Line Is It? He has published articles in such journals as Journal of Politics, White House Studies, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Choice, and Social Science Quarterly. His research and teaching currently focus on presidential speechwriting and Texas politics.
Steven Galatas is an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, with a PhD from the University of Missouri. He has published articles in Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Party Politics, Politics and Policy, and PS: Political Science and Politics. His research and teaching concern comparative elections, voting behavior, and Texas judicial and legislative elections.
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 the Texas governor.Review:
"The authors have created a true Texas political science textbook. Lone Star Politics is written with the intent to teach about Texas government. The book and its resources are an advantage to all who read it because you can truly tell that the authors care about educating students." -- Alicia Andreatta
"Of all the textbooks I’ve used, Lone Star Politics is my favorite. It does an excellent job of providing a deeper look at the roots, and the making, of Texas. It not only has more to offer students, but it’s depth of content makes this textbook one of the better, if not best, ones out there." -- Bonnie Ford
"The authors’ approach, attention to detail, and writing style in Lone Star Politics are superior. They do an excellent job at communicating local government and policies while balancing an array of relevant topics and issues." -- Brian Johnson
"Being someone who is partial to tradition, I think that Lone Star Politics is a great textbook on the theme of tradition and transformation, and the subject of Texas government as a whole. The authors have created a well-organized, detailed, and scholarly textbook without being intimidating." -- Robert Findley
"Lone Star Politics is definitely a stand out. The text strategically focuses on the institutional aspects of government. The authors have created a well-organized book with emphasis on traditions and changes important to Texas politics." -- John Seymour
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