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Tradition and Transformation in Texas

Eighth Edition

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Texas Politics

December 2022 | CQ Press
About Lone Star Politics: Tradition and Transformation in Texas, Eighth Edition

Explore the rich political tradition of Texas with the Eighth Edition of Lone Star Politics. 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.

About Lone Star Politics - Vantage Digital Option, Eighth Edition

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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
 
Appendix: Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Texas
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index

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KEY FEATURES OF LONE STAR POLITICS: TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION IN TEXAS, EIGHTH EDITION

New to this Edition:
  • A new chapter on civil liberties and civil rights (Chapter 7), focuses on Texas-specific narratives within the broader struggle for civil rights in the United States. The struggles for inclusion by African Americans, Hispanic persons, Native Americans, Asian Americans, women, and LGBTQ+ persons are highlighted, allowing for all students to find themselves represented within the book.
  • A greater focus on diversity and inclusion is woven throughout, including the book’s main narrative, feature boxes, data, and photos.
  • Chapter objectives linked to section headings and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) standards have been updated.
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 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 from 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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