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Lone Star Politics
Tradition and Transformation in Texas

Seventh Edition


January 2021 | 576 pages | CQ Press
In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday government. Explore the state's rich political tradition with Lone Star Politics as the author team explains who gets what and how.

Utilizing a comparative approach, the authors set Texas in context with other states' constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions as they delve into the evolution of its politics. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished "Winners and Losers" discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government and assessing the state's political landscape. The highly anticipated Seventh Edition includes coverage of the state's response to the COVID pandemic, brand new chapter-level learning objectives, updated demographic and immigration statistics, and new Discussion Starter questions to help in-class discussion on critical policy debates.

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
 
CHAPTER 2 TEXAS CONSTITUTIONS
 
CHAPTER 3 TEXAS LEGISLATURE
 
CHAPTER 4 TEXAS GOVERNORS
 
CHAPTER 5 THE PLURAL EXECUTIVE AND BUREAUCRACY IN TEXAS
 
CHAPTER 6 TEXAS JUDICIAL SYSTEM
 
CHAPTER 7 TEXAS-SIZED JUSTICE
 
CHAPTER 8 CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS, TEXAS STYLE
 
CHAPTER 9 POLITICAL PARTIES
 
CHAPTER 10 ORGANIZED INTERESTS
 
CHAPTER 11 LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN TEXAS
 
CHAPTER 12 FISCAL POLICY
 
CHAPTER 13 ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION, AND TRADE POLICIES: TRANSFORMING TEXAS
 
CHAPTER 14 SOCIAL POLICY: EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND IMMIGRATION

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The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.
  • Increased alignment to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) curriculum standards makes the structure of the book and instructor’s assessments simple by providing a clear connection between the textbook’s objectives and the THECB standards.  
  • New feature boxes cover the history of suffragists in Texas and a comparison of Texas and New Mexico.
  • New data added on the expenditures of the top 10 Texas PACs, healthcare spending, higher education funding, and the economic impact of COVID-19 on Texas.
  • New opening vignettes on the controversy with Speaker Bonnen, voting in the age of COVID-19, the legalization of hemp and hemp-derived products, and the border wall.
  • Expanded discussion of:
    • immigration and demographics coverage;
    • federalism and the tension between state and local power;
    • Dan Patrick’s conservative policies and Ken Paxton’s legal troubles;
    • coverage of the poor conditions of prison facilities;
    • Amber Guygar’s killing of Botham Jean;
    • issues of age and mental capacity vis-à-vis capital punishment in Texas;
    • and coverage of public campaign financing and the role of money in judicial elections
KEY FEATURES:
  • Chapter objectives and Core Assessment questions align with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM), reinforcing chapter content and ensuring that learning outcomes are achieved.
  • “Federalism in Action” boxes appear in nearly every chapter and highlight city and state issues, such as Texas’s confusing response to COVID-19, campus carry, voter I.D. laws, and transgender bathrooms.
  • “Texas vs. ______” boxes are an extension of the book’s comparative method, incorporating a data literacy approach that encourages students to think about how Texas differs compared to other states.
  • "Texas Legends" boxes showcase figures and events that have shaped—and continue to influence—Texas politics. Examples include Sam Houston, Barbara C. Jordan, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and Texas Supreme Court justice Raul Gonzalez.
  • Discussion Starters and Active Learning assignments appear at the end of each chapter to help spark conversation in the classroom and promote communication and teamwork.

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