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Lone Star Politics: Tradition and Transformation in Texas

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Author: Collier, Ken

Brand: CQ Press

Edition: 6

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 600

Release Date: 05-02-2019

Details: Product Description In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday government. Explore the state′s rich political tradition with Lone Star Politics as this local author team explains who gets what and how.  Utilizing the comparative method, Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, and Julie Harrelson-Stephens 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 Sixth Edition expands its coverage on civil rights in the state, as well as contemporary issues highlighting the push-pull relationship between the state and federal and local governments. Review "I really love this textbook. It is easy to read and flows logically. […] as far as an "assigned reading" book for a face-to-face lecture goes, the book is top notch." -- Brian Naples "The text is informative and easy to use in a lecture." -- Celeste Rios "The main strength of this book is the attention to and depth of detail offered in the text. I find it helpful for looking at Texas government and politics comparatively. Students have commented on this as well―that comparisons to Louisiana, Alaska, etc. give them a better frame of reference for how and why Texas is uniquely situated." -- Bonnie Ford "The text strategically works to capture as many governmental and political changes across time, and the difficulties which Texas government and voters face in the ever-changing landscapes of Texas and American politics today and tomorrow while keeping in mind Texas traditionalism." -- Rebecca Jackson McElyea "The authors have created a true Texas political science textbook. Lone Star Politics is written with the intent to teach about Texas government. The book and its resources are an advantage to all who read it because you can truly tell that the authors care about educating students." -- Alicia Andreatta "Of all the textbooks I’ve used, Lone Star Politics is my favorite. It does an excellent job of providing a deeper look at the roots, and the making, of Texas. It not only has more to offer students, but it’s depth of content makes this textbook one of the better, if not best, ones out there." -- Bonnie Ford "The authors’ approach, attention to detail, and writing style in Lone Star Politics are superior. They do an excellent job at communicating local government and policies while balancing an array of relevant topics and issues." -- Brian Johnson "Being someone who is partial to tradition, I think that Lone Star Politics is a great textbook on the theme of tradition and transformation, and the subject of Texas government as a whole. The authors have created a well-organized, detailed, and scholarly textbook without being intimidating." -- Robert Findley "Lone Star Politics is definitely a stand out. The text strategically focuses on the institutional aspects of government. The authors have created a well-organized book with emphasis on traditions and changes important to Texas politics." -- John Seymour About the Author Ken Collier is a professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, with a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Between the Branches: The White House Office of Legislative Affairs and Speechwriting in the Institutionalized Presidency: Whose Line Is It? He has published articles in such journals as Journal of Politics, White House Studies, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Choice, and Social Science Quarterly. His research and teaching currently focus on presidential speechwriting and Texas politics. Steven Galatas is an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, with a PhD from the University of Missouri. He has published articles in Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Party Politics, Politics and Policy, and PS:

Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English