Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 February 2017

504 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190299514

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Inside Texas Politics

Power, Policy, and Personality of the Lone Star State

First Edition

Brandon Rottinghaus

  • Each chapter opens with a compelling story that--along with the rich use of poignant and humorous examples--brings Texas politics to life in a manner never accomplished before by a Texas government textbook
  • Insider Interviews with key political figures provide students with examples of what is happening--or not happening--behind the scenes
  • Great Texas Political Debates add context to discussions about current issues
  • "Is it Bigger in Texas?" boxes compare Texas with other states in the Union
  • "Angles of Power" features investigate political and personal interactions between key players and institutions
  • Communication, Critical Thinking, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility questions address the requirements of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • "Texas Takeaways" questions help students check their understanding
  • "See For Yourself" features enable students to connect to videos and other interactive online content with the click of a smartphone
  • Extensive coverage of Latinos highlights the importance and complexities of this growing demographic and voting group