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.
SAGE Publications; November 2018
- ISBN: 9781544316307
- Edition: 6
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Lone Star Politics
- Author: Ken Collier; Steven E. Galatas; Julie D. Harrelson-Stephens
Imprint: CQ Press
In The Press
“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.”