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