Government and Politics in the Lone Star State, 12th edition

  • L Tucker Gibson, 
  • Clay Robison, 
  • Joanne Connor Green

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Government and Politics in the Lone Star State guides you through the historical, economic, demographic and political environments that have made Texas government and political culture what it is. Drawing on their experiences in political science, journalism and consulting, authors Tucker Gibson, Clay Robison and Joanne Connor Green explain Texas's governmental institutions, the players who influence them and how these factors compare to those in other states.

The 12th Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect significant recent events, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Texas citizens and institutions, the state's response to the pandemic, and the 2020 election results. In order to paint an accurate picture of Texas government today, all data and other factual information has been updated throughout the text.

Published by Pearson (July 2nd 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137585007

Subject: Political Science

Category: State & Local Government


Brief Contents

  1. The Social and Economic Environment of Texas Politics
  2. The Texas Constitution
  3. Texas Government and Politics in the Federal System
  4. Local Government in Texas
  5. The Texas Legislature
  6. The Texas Executive
  7. The Texas Bureaucracy and Policy Implementation
  8. The Judicial System in Texas
  9. Political Socialization, Political Behavior, and Public Opinion
  10. The Party System in Texas
  11. Elections, Campaigns, and Voting in Texas
  12. The Mass Media in Texas Politics
  13. Interest Groups and Political Power in Texas
  14. Contemporary Public Policy Issues in Texas

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