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Lone Star Politics

Lone Star Politics Author Ken Collier
ISBN-10 9781506373614
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 592
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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

Lone Star Politics Author Ken Collier
ISBN-10 9781483352787
Release 2014-12-31
Pages 592
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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

Lone Star Politics  3rd Edition Author Ken Collier
ISBN-10 9781452217697
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 493
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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

Lone Star Politics  Tradition and Transformation in Texas Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781467297691
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 25
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Lone Star Politics, Tradition and Transformation in Texas. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



Race and Class in Texas Politics

Race and Class in Texas Politics Author Chandler Davidson
ISBN-10 0691025398
Release 1992-02
Pages 367
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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



Lone Star Tarnished

Lone Star Tarnished Author Cal Jillson
ISBN-10 9781317666943
Release 2014-10-13
Pages 310
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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.



Keeping the Republic

Keeping the Republic Author Christine Barbour
ISBN-10 9781506362168
Release 2016-11-19
Pages 760
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This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic.



World Regional Geography

World Regional Geography Author Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher
ISBN-10 9781429232418
Release 2010-12-10
Pages 625
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Like no other textbook, Pulsipher and Pulsipher’s World Regional Geography puts a human face on the study of regional geography, showing how larger geographical forces affect the lives of individuals and communities around the globe. It’s a refreshing, people-centered approach to the subject focusing on the stories of real people, global trends and interregional linkages, and contemporary topics that transcend regional borders (the war on terrorism, global political order, interregional trade, the global economy, popular culture, the environment, and the Internet).



Texas Politics Today 2013 2014 Edition

Texas Politics Today  2013 2014 Edition Author William Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781133602125
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 448
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The most popular book for this course, TEXAS POLITICS TODAY offers a wide range of viewpoints from multiple authors, each a recognized authority on the Lone Star State. The new edition encourages critical thinking and civic participation with ideas for how to get involved, questions to debate, and current-events based essays throughout. Its rich and nuanced presentations of the interaction between political elites and public opinion provide a realistic picture of the Texas political system and its decision-making processes while it also provides the latest on demographic changes, redistricting, and the 2012 election results. Packed with instructional help and up-to-the-minute information, TEXAS POLITICS TODAY provides a thorough, candid analysis of government that not only increases your awareness of state policy and its effect on your life but also motivates you to get politically involved. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Brown Not White

Brown  Not White Author Guadalupe San Miguel
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173007227268
Release 2001
Pages 283
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Strikes, boycotts, rallies, negotiations, and litigation marked the efforts of Mexican-origin community members to achieve educational opportunity and oppose discrimination in Houston schools in the early 1970s. These responses were sparked by the effort of the Houston Independent School District to circumvent a court order for desegregation by classifying Mexican American children as "white" and integrating them with African American children—leaving Anglos in segregated schools. Gaining legal recognition for Mexican Americans as a minority group became the only means for fighting this kind of discrimination. The struggle for legal recognition not only reflected an upsurge in organizing within the community but also generated a shift in consciousness and identity. In Brown, Not White Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., astutely traces the evolution of the community's political activism in education during the Chicano Movement era of the early 1970s. San Miguel also identifies the important implications of this struggle for Mexican Americans and for public education. First, he demonstrates, the political mobilization in Houston underscored the emergence of a new type of grassroots ethnic leadership committed to community empowerment and to inclusiveness of diverse ideological interests within the minority community. Second, it signaled a shift in the activist community's identity from the assimilationist "Mexican American Generation" to the rising Chicano Movement with its "nationalist" ideology. Finally, it introduced Mexican American interests into educational policy making in general and into the national desegregation struggles in particular. This important study will engage those interested in public school policy, as well as scholars of Mexican American history and the history of desegregation in America.



American Government

American Government Author Scott F. Abernathy
ISBN-10 9781483323862
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 696
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Real People. Real Stories. Real Politics. Politics involves people, from many backgrounds, struggling to make their voices heard. Real people, telling their stories, reflect our ideals, choices, and collective experiences as a nation. In American Government: Stories of a Nation, author Scott Abernathy tunes in to these voices, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. Each chapter features real stories illustrating how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. Students learn the nuts and bolts of political science through these compelling stories. Learning concepts in context is a tested learning technique that works to help ideas stick. The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, too, are strategic players in American politics, with voices that matter. Just like the Full version, The Essentials edition is perfect for instructors who don’t wish to cover the last three chapters on policy.



The Yellow Wall Paper

The Yellow Wall Paper Author Charlotte Perkins Gilman
ISBN-10 HARVARD:RSMCXS
Release 1899
Pages 55
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The Yellow Wall Paper has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Yellow Wall Paper also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Yellow Wall Paper book for free.



Optimization in Renewable Energy Systems

Optimization in Renewable Energy Systems Author Ozan Erdinc
ISBN-10 9780081012093
Release 2017-02-25
Pages 326
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Optimization in Renewable Energy Systems: Recent Perspectives covers all major areas where optimization techniques have been applied to reduce uncertainty or improve results in renewable energy systems (RES). Production of power with RES is highly variable and unpredictable, leading to the need for optimization-based planning and operation in order to maximize economies while sustaining performance. This self-contained book begins with an introduction to optimization, then covers a wide range of applications in both large and small scale operations, including optimum operation of electric power systems with large penetration of RES, power forecasting, transmission system planning, and DG sizing and siting for distribution and end-user premises. This book is an excellent choice for energy engineers, researchers, system operators, system regulators, and graduate students. Provides chapters written by experts in the field Goes beyond forecasting to apply optimization techniques to a wide variety of renewable energy system issues, from large scale to relatively small scale systems Provides accompanying computer code for related chapters



Outlines and Highlights for Lone Star Politics

Outlines and Highlights for Lone Star Politics Author Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN-10 1428848975
Release 2009-12
Pages 98
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780872895065 .



Passionate Nation

Passionate Nation Author James L. Haley
ISBN-10 9780684862910
Release 2006
Pages 636
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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.



Single Star of the West

Single Star of the West Author Kenneth Wayne Howell
ISBN-10 1574416847
Release 2017
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Does Texas's experience as a republic make it unique among the other states? In many ways, Texas was an "accidental republic" for nearly ten years, until Texans voted overwhelmingly in favor of annexation to the United States after winning independence from Mexico. Single Star of the West begins with the Texas Revolution and examines the emergence of a Texas identity. Next, several contributors discuss how the Republic was defended by its army, navy, and the Texas Rangers. Individual chapters focus on the early founders of Texas--Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Anson Jones. Texas's efforts at diplomacy, and persistence and transformation in its economy, also receive careful analysis. Finally, social and cultural aspects of the Texas Republic receive coverage, with discussions of women, American Indians, African Americans, Tejanos, and religion.



Lone Star Nation How Texas Will Transform America

Lone Star Nation  How Texas Will Transform America Author Richard Parker
ISBN-10 9781605987149
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 352
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A provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder—and shaping our nation's future in surprising ways To most Americans, Texas has been that love-it-or-hate it slice of the country that has sparked controversy, bred presidents, and fomented turmoil from the American Civil War to George W. Bush. But that Texas is changing—and it will change America itself. Richard Parker takes the reader on a tour across today's booming Texas, an evolving landscape that is densely urban, overwhelmingly Hispanic, exceedingly powerful in the global economy, and increasingly liberal. This Texas will have to ensure upward mobility, reinvigorate democratic rights, and confront climate change—just to continue its historic economic boom. This is not the Texas of George W. Bush or Rick Perry. Instead, this is a Texas that will remake the American experience in the twenty-first century—as California did in the twentieth—with surprising economic, political, and social consequences. Along the way, Parker analyzes the powerful, interviews the insightful, and tells the story of everyday people because, after all, one in ten Americans in this century will call Texas something else: Home.