Lone Star Politics
Over the course of thirteen chapters, students explore topics such as the evolution and impact of the Texas Constitution, the Texas view of federalism, the role of local governments in the state, and the role of the executive branch. They study the legislature and judiciary, and see how conservative ideology influences both public and social policy. They become familiar with the state's economy, its political parties, and their roles in the evolution of the state. The book concludes with an examination of interest groups in the state and the parts they play in the political system.
Featuring on-point reading excerpts from diverse sources, Lone Star Politics is ideal for classes on Texas government that focus on the concepts and theories driving the state’s political activity.