This popular textbook Texas Politics: Governing the Lone Star State, 7th edition (PDF) has been expanded and updated to better fit the needs of a stand-alone Texas politics course. Expert author Cal Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from developmental, historical, and analytical perspectives while giving college students the most readable, even-handed, and engaging description of Texas politics available today. Students are encouraged to connect the origins and development of government and politics in Texas to its current practice and alternatives possible through reform and change. This ebook helps instructors prepare their students to master the origin and development of the Texas Constitution, the structure and powers of state and local government in Texas, how Texas fits into the U.S. federal system, as well as the electoral process, political participation, and public policy in Texas.
Texas Politics 7th edition offers students and instructors an unmatched range of pedagogical tools and aids. Every chapter opens with an engaging vignette and a series of focus questions to orient readers to the learning objectives at hand and concludes with a chapter summary, a list of key terms, suggested readings, review questions, and web resources. “Let’s Compare” boxes help university students see how Texas sits alongside other states, “Pro & Con” boxes bring conflicting political views into sharper focus, “Texas Legends” boxes spotlight key figures in Texas political history and every chapter features a timeline of important events in Texas history.
New to the 7th Edition:
- Covers the 2016 national elections, the 2017 legislative session, and the 2018 state and national elections as they affect Texas.
- Highlights Governor Greg Abbott’s call for a constitutional convention; redistricting cases; the right of secession; Texas voter ID law updates; and Obergefell v. Hodges.
- Provides a detailed study of the 2018–2019 state budget and the taxing and spending decisions that went into it, including the Texas Supreme Court school funding decision of 2016.
NOTE: This sale does not include any access codes. Only the PDF eBook Texas Politics: Governing the Lone Star State, 7e, is included.