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Lone Star Politics - Interactive eBook
Tradition and Transformation in Texas

Sixth Edition


January 2019 | CQ Press

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1. Introduction
Texas Geography

 
History: The Birth of Texas Traditions

 
Texas Statehood

 
Transitions to the Twenty-First Century

 
A Tradition of Change

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
2. Texas Constitutions
Constitutional Government

 
The Federal System of the United States

 
Texas Constitutions

 
The Current System: The Constitution of 1876

 
Criticisms of the Texas Constitution

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
3. Texas Legislature
The Texas Legislature in Context

 
Typologies of State Legislatures: Full Time and Part Time

 
Qualifications for Office and Length of Terms

 
Representation: Theories and Demographics

 
Winners and Losers

 
Electing the State Legislature

 
Legislative Organization

 
Winners and Losers

 
Legislative Process

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
4. Texas Governors
The Office of the Governor

 
Powers of the Governor

 
Informal Powers

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
5. The Plural Executive and Bureaucracy in Texas
The Plural Executive

 
Boards and Commissions

 
Bureaucratic Accountability

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
6. Texas Judicial System
Judicial Federalism and Texas Courts

 
Local Trial Courts

 
County-Level Trial Courts

 
District Courts (State-Level Trial Courts)

 
Appellate Courts

 
Judicial Selection

 
Texas Judges

 
Problems with the Texas Judiciary

 
Alternative Systems of Judicial Selection: Appointment and Merit

 
Criminal Justice in Texas

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
7. Texas-Sized Justice
Justice in Texas

 
Incarceration in Texas

 
Rights of the Accused

 
Law and Punishment

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
8. Campaigns and Elections, Texas Style
Democracy, Representation, and Elections in Texas

 
Voting Rights in Texas

 
Winners and Losers

 
Types of Elections in Texas

 
Voting, Voter Registration, and Turnout

 
Getting on the Ballot in Texas Elections

 
Campaign Finance in Texas

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
9. Political Parties
The Development of Political Parties in Texas

 
Political Parties in Texas

 
Party Organizations

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
10. Organized Interests
Organized Interests in Texas Politics

 
Influencing Policy in Texas through Organized Interests

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
11. Local Government in Texas
Local Government: The Basics

 
County Government, Texas-Style

 
Cities

 
Other Forms of Local Government

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
12. Fiscal Policy
The Policymaking Process

 
Sources of State Revenue: Taxes

 
Winners and Losers

 
Sources of State Revenue: Other Resources

 
Spending and Budgeting

 
Fiscal Policy Tools

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
13. Energy, Environment, Transportation, and Trade Policies: Transforming Texas
Oil and Gas in Texas

 
Texas Energy

 
Environmental Policy

 
Texas Air Quality

 
Droughts and Floods

 
Hazardous Waste

 
Winners and Losers

 
Transportation Policy

 
Winners and Losers

 
Texas Trade

 
Winners and Losers

 
 
14. Social Policy: Education, Health, and Immigration
Education Policy

 
Winners and Losers

 
Winners and Losers

 
Health and Human Services

 
Winners and Losers

 
Immigration Policy

 
Winners and Losers

 

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