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Lone Star Politics Vantage Digital Option
Tradition and Transformation in Texas

Seventh Edition

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Texas Politics

January 2021 | CQ Press
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2048-3

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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. Lone Star Politics - Vantage Digital Option, Seventh Edition delivers the trusted content from Collier, Galatas, and Harrelson-Stephens’ text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Lone Star Politics, Seventh Edition


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.

 
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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KEY FEATURES OF LONE STAR POLITICS, SEVENTH EDITION

  • 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.

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