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Program Details

Preface xvii | Supplements Package xxi | Acknowledgments xxii

    PART 1 Foundations

  1. Political Thinking and Political Culture: Becoming a Responsible Citizen
  2. Constitutional Democracy: Promoting Liberty and Self-Government
  3. Federalism: Forging a Nation
  4. Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
  5. Equal Rights: Struggling toward Fairness

    PART 2 Mass Politics

  6. Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People’s Voice
  7. Political Participation: Activating the Popular Will
  8. Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns: Defining the Voter’s Choice
  9. Interest Groups: Organizing for Influence
  10. The News Media: Communicating Political Images

    PART 3 Governing Institutions

  11. Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests
  12. The Presidency: Leading the Nation
  13. The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government
  14. The Federal Judicial System: Applying the Law

    PART 4 Public Policy

  15. Economic and Environmental Policy: Contributing to Prosperity
  16. Welfare and Education Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need
  17. Foreign Policy: Protecting the American Way
  18. State and Local Politics: Maintaining Our Differences

    PART 5 Texas Government and Politics

  19. Introduction to Texas Government
  20. The State Constitution
  21. Participation and Interest Groups in Texas Politics
  22. Political Parties and Elections in Texas
  23. The Texas Legislature
  24. The Office of the Governor and State Agencies in Texas
  25. The Court System in Texas
  26. Local Governments in Texas
  27. Public Policy in Texas
Appendixes
Glossary
Notes 
Credits 
Index