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Lone Star Politics

Author : Ken Collier
ISBN : 9781506373614
Genre : Political Science
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In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. The Nacogdoches author team (Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, & Julie Harrelson-Stephens) of Lone Star Politics explores the state’s rich political tradition and explains who gets what, and how by setting Texas in context with other states’ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished “Winners and Losers” discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government. This Fifth Edition expands its coverage of civil rights in the state, and includes the contemporary issues that highlight the push and pull between federal, state, and local governments.

Lone Star Politics

Author : Ken Collier
ISBN : 9781483352787
Genre : Political Science
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Lone Star Politics, by Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, and Julie Harrelson-Stephens, delves into Texas’s rich political tradition, exploring how myth often clashes with the reality of modern governance. The new Fourth Edition is thoroughly updated, and includes expanded coverage of federalism, Rick Perry’s legacy as governor, the impact of the state’s growing diversity on political participation and behavior, and important policy discussion around fracking, education reforms, and immigration. New full-page infographics visually capture a chapter’s key concepts, making the abstract understandable and comparisons easy.

Lone Star Politics 3rd Edition

Author : Ken Collier
ISBN : 9781452217697
Genre : Political Science
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Lone Star Politics delves into the stateÆs rich political tradition by exploring how myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. Explaining who gets what and how within the state, this Nacogdoches author team provides an engaging narrative on the evolution of Texas politics, utilizing the comparative method to set Texas in context with other statesÆ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Responding to user demand, the authors have split or added chapters to provide more in-depth coverage of much-desired topics, including the legislature and legislative process, the governor and bureaucracy, parties and organized interests, as well as fiscal, criminal justice, and social policy. In addition, new chapter objectives and critical thinking questions reinforce learning and encourage analysis. Students will come away with a strong understanding of Texas government and the needed foundation to assess the stateÆs political landscape. Beyond more depth and breadth, the new third edition now features a full-color design. The bookÆs photos, tables, charts, and maps leap off the page in vivid detail and help students focus on key takeaways. Lone Star Politics delivers well-crafted and colorful content without breaking the bank.

Lone Star Politics Tradition And Transformation In Texas

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467297691
Genre : Education
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Lone Star Politics Tradition And Transformation In Texas

Author : Ken Collier
ISBN : 1604266384
Genre : Political Science
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Lone Star Politics pays homage to the state’s legendary political history, yet explores how myth clashes with the glaring reality of a state’s day-to-day governance. How has Texas developed and flourished over the years, but failed to fully respond to new challenges? Explaining who gets what resources and how they’re distributed, the Nogadoches author team provides an engaging narrative on the evolution of Texas politics, setting it in context with other states on important matters such as constitutions and policy making, electoral practices, and school systems. Updated to cover recent events, students will find new discussion on the impact of the Great Recession on the state, as well as the controversial reauthorization of the Texas Department of Transportation, and an examination of the impact of recent court cases.

Race And Class In Texas Politics

Author : Chandler Davidson
ISBN : 0691025398
Genre : Political Science
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This major work on Texas politics explores the complicated relations between the politically disorganized Texas blue-collar class and the "rich and the fabulously rich", whose interests have been protected by "brilliant practitioners of horse trading, guile, the jovial but serious threat, the offer that can't be refused". "Davidson's iconoclastic work dashes most of [the] stereotypes while capturing the driving agents and paradoxes of Texas politics.... This book is an excellent read for students of state and local government, party politics, and ideology".--Gerry Riposa, American Political Science Review "This book will be hailed as the best work to date on Texas politics, and it will be as valid in 2020 as in 1990". --Joe B. Frantz, Corpus Christi State University, former Director of the Texas State Historical Association "Required reading for anyone committed to understanding the forces that really shape American politics". --Sara Frankel, San Francisco Examiner "An entertaining and insightful depiction of the fascinating character of Texas politics". --John H. Tull, Jr., Dallas News

Brown Not White

Author : Guadalupe San Miguel
ISBN : 1585444936
Genre : History
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Strikes, boycotts, rallies, negotiations, and litigation marked the efforts of Mexican-origin community members to achieve educational opportunities and oppose discrimination in Houston schools in the early 1970s. The Houston Indendent School District sparked these responses when it circumvented a court order to desergregate by classifying Mexican American children as "white" and integrating them with African American children---leaving Anglosin segregated Schools. In Brown, Not White Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., traces the evolution of the community's political activism in education during the Chicano movement era of the early 1970s. The political mobilization in Houston signaled a shift in the activist community's identity from the assimilationists "Mexican American Generation" to the rising Chicano movement. It also introduced Mexican American Interests into educational policy making and the national desegregation struggles. This important study will engage those interested in public school policy as well as scholarsof Mexican American history and the history of desegregation in America. "Brown, Not White contributes significantly to the history of the Chicano movement and school desegregation in the American West and is a must read forpublic school officials, community activits, and educators interested in seeking educationl equality for all groups, including Mexican Americans."---Western Historical Quarterly "San Miguel has written a fascinating and important account of the Chicano huelga in Houston, one that illustrates Chicano activism in parts of Texas other than the Rio Grande Valley. Accessible yet sophisticated, this book reads well and functions at numerous levels..."---Journal of Southern History

Lone Star Tarnished

Author : Cal Jillson
ISBN : 9781317666943
Genre : Political Science
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Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state’s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished, 2nd edition approaches public policy in the nation’s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical perspective provides the scope for asking how various policy domains have developed in Texas history, regularly reaching back to the state’s founding and with substantial data for the period 1950 to the present. In each chapter, Cal Jillson compares Texas public policy choices and results with those of other states and the United States in general. Finally, the critical perspective allows us to question the balance of benefits and costs attendant to what is often referred to as "the Texas way" or "the Texas model." Jillson delves deeply into seven substantive policy chapters, covering the most important policy areas in which state governments are active. The second edition includes completely rewritten first and second chapters, as well as updates throughout the book and revised figures and tables. Through Jillson's lively and lucid prose, students are well equipped to analyze how Texas has done and is doing compared to selected states and the national average over time and today. Readers will also come away with the necessary tools to assess the many claims of Texas’s exceptionalism.

Blood Oranges

Author : Timothy P. Bowman
ISBN : 9781623494148
Genre : Business & Economics
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Blood Oranges traces the origins and legacy of racial differences between Anglo Americans and ethnic Mexicans (Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans) in the South Texas borderlands in the twentieth century. Author Tim Bowman uncovers a complex web of historical circumstances that caused ethnic Mexicans in the region to rank among the poorest, least educated, and unhealthiest demographic in the country. The key to this development, Bowman finds, was a “modern colonization movement,” a process that had its roots in the Mexican-American war of the nineteenth century but reached its culmination in the twentieth century. South Texas, in Bowman’s words, became an “internal economy just inside of the US-Mexico border.” Beginning in the twentieth century, Anglo Americans consciously transformed the region from that of a culturally “Mexican” space, with an economy based on cattle, into one dominated by commercial agriculture focused on citrus and winter vegetables. As Anglos gained political and economic control in the region, they also consolidated their power along racial lines with laws and customs not unlike the “Jim Crow” system of southern segregation. Bowman argues that the Mexican labor class was thus transformed into a marginalized racial caste, the legacy of which remained in place even as large-scale agribusiness cemented its hold on the regional economy later in the century. Blood Oranges stands to be a major contribution to the history of South Texas and borderland studies alike.

Passionate Nation

Author : James L. Haley
ISBN : 9780684862910
Genre : History
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Chronicles the Lone Star state's history from the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth century, to the conflict at the Alamo, to the state's contradictory role in America today, in an account that explores its diverse cultural heritage and the lives of some of its most famous citizens. 35,000 first printing.

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