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The State of Texas: Government, Politics, and Policy
The State of Texas: Government, Politics, and Policy

The State of Texas: Government, Politics, and Policy, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1265522766 | ISBN13: 9781265522766
By Sherri Mora and William Ruger
© 2024

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The State of Texas: Government, Politics, and Policy, 6e combines concise content with effective digital tools that provide a personalized learning experience for every student.  Built to align directly with state learning outcomes and core objectives, this highly readable text supports students with a variety of engaging activities within McGraw Hill’s Connect platform, improving their understanding of both the foundations and the relevance of Texas government and politics in their lives.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Texas History and Politics 
Chapter 2: The American Federal System and the Texas State Constitution
Chapter 3: The Texas Legislature 
Chapter 4: The Executive Department and the Office of the Governor of Texas 
Chapter 5: The Court System in Texas 
Chapter 6: The Criminal Justice System in Texas
Chapter 7: Local Governments in Texas
Chapter 8: Public Opinion and the Media in Texas
Chapter 9: Voting and Political Participation in Texas
Chapter 10: Campaigns and Elections in Texas
Chapter 11: Political Parties in Texas 
Chapter 12: Interest Groups and Lobbying in Texas
Chapter 13: Public Policy in Texas
Chapter 14: Financing State Government
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Sherri Mora

Dr. Sherri Mora is a Senior Lecturer in theDepartment of Political Science. Her areas of interest are American Government,Public Policy-Emphasis, Education and Finance. She earned her A.A. in GeneralEducation from Consumes River College and her B.A. in Political Science fromSouthwest Texas State University. She also received her M.A. in Political Scienceand M.P.A. from Texas State University. Upon receiving her M.A., Sherri Morabegan teaching and currently she teaches Junior and Senior level courses. In2004, she became the Internship Director for the Public Administration programand still holds that position today. Additionally, in her time at Texas State,she has become the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator for the Political Scienceand Public Administration programs and served as Academic Advisor from2004-2007. Sherri Mora has also received numerous awards for excellence in hertime as a Lecturer including The Howard M Green Award, Award for AcademicExcellence in 1999 a nomination for the Presidential Award for Excellence inService in 2004.

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