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Test Bank For Lone Star Politics Tradition and Transformation in Texas 6th Edition By Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, Julie Harrelson-Stephens, ISBN: 9781544316291, ISBN: 9781544316260, ISBN: 9781544377421, ISBN: 9781544380025

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Test Bank For Lone Star Politics Tradition and Transformation in Texas 6th Edition By Collier

Test Bank For Lone Star Politics Tradition and Transformation in Texas 6th Edition By Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, Julie Harrelson-Stephens, ISBN: 9781544316291, ISBN: 9781544316260, ISBN: 9781544377421, ISBN: 9781544380025

Table Of Content

Preface
About the Authors
CHAPTER 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

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 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

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 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

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 4 TEXAS GOVERNORS

The Office of the Governor

Powers of the Governor

Informal Powers

Winners and Losers

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 5 THE PLURAL EXECUTIVE AND BUREAUCRACY IN TEXAS

The Plural Executive

Boards and Commissions

Bureaucratic Accountability

Winners and Losers

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 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

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 7 TEXAS-SIZED JUSTICE

Justice in Texas

Incarceration in Texas

Rights of the Accused

Law and Punishment

Winners and Losers

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 8 CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS, TEXAS STYLE

Democracy, Representation, and Elections in Texas

Voting Rights in Texas

Types of Elections in Texas

Voting, Voter Registration, and Turnout

Getting on the Ballot in Texas Elections

Campaign Finance in Texas

Winners and Losers

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 9 POLITICAL PARTIES

The Development of Political Parties in Texas

Political Parties in Texas

Party Organizations

Winners and Losers

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 10 ORGANIZED INTERESTS

Organized Interests in Texas Politics

Influencing Policy in Texas through Organized Interests

The Relationship between Organized Interests and Parties

Winners and Losers

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 11 LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN TEXAS

Local Government: The Basics

County Government, Texas Style

Cities

Other Forms of Local Government

Winners and Losers

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 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

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 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

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 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

Conclusion

Key Terms

Active Learning

Chapter Review

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