American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy and Citizenship, Texas Edition, 1st Edition

  • Joseph M. Bessette Claremont McKenna College
  • John J. Pitney Claremont McKenna College
  • Lyle C. Brown Emeritus, Baylor University
  • Joyce A. Langenegger Blinn College, Bryan Campus
  • Sonia Garcia St. Mary's University
  • Ted Lewis Lone Star College - CyFair
  • Robert Biles Sam Houston State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495905887
  • ISBN-13: 9780495905882
  • 1008 Pages Hardcover 
  • © 2012 | Published
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This American Government and Politics, Texas edition textbook asks students to consider what U.S. citizenship really means. Unique chapters on citizenship and civic culture focus on the issues of civic participation and the requirements of good citizenship. With 7 chapters on Texas Politics and 2010 Election analysis and coverage, this textbook will fulfill the two semester sequence of American Government/Texas Politics by providing a broad and deep coverage of the importance of the founding of our country.


Features/Benefits

  • Unique chapters E Pluribus Unum: American Citizenship (chapter 4) and American Civic Culture (chapter 5) focus on both the legal status of American citizenship and the deeper sense of national unity that ties together a large and diverse population and shows how Americans have a unique set of beliefs about their relationship to government, their country’s place in the world, and their duties to one another.
  • Myths and Misinformation boxes examine beliefs – often widely-shared – that turn out not to be true.
  • International Perspectives boxes compare the United States with other nations and consider the viewpoints of people across the globe.
  • Deliberation, Citizenship, and You boxes at the end of each chapter challenge students to reason through some important issue or find ways to take part in civic life. These boxes engage students in the great issues of American democracy and remind them that one of the most important responsibilities of citizenship is to deliberate about the common good.
  • Pledges and Promises boxes make the point that the United States depends on individual fidelity

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Table of Contents

1. Deliberation and Citizenship in Service of Freedom and Democracy.
2. The American Constitution.
3. Federalism.
4. E Pluribus Unum: American Citizenship.
5. Civic Culture.
6. Civil Liberties.
7. Civil Rights.
8. Public Opinion and Political Participation.
9. Interest Groups.
10. Political Parties.
11. Elections and Campaigns.
12. Mass Media.
13. Congress.
14. The Presidency.
15. Bureaucracy and the Administrative State.
16. Judiciary.
17. Social Policy.
18. Economic Policy.
19. National Security and Foreign Policy.
20. Texas Government and Politics: Setting the Scene.
21. The Texas Constitution.
22. Interest Groups, Political Parties, Elections and Campaigns in Texas.
23. The Texas Legislature.
24. The Governor and the Bureaucracy in Texas.
25. The Texas Judiciary.
26. Local Governments in Texas.

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American Government and Politics, Texas Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495906514 | ISBN-13: 9780495906513)

American Government and Politics, Texas Edition asks students to consider what U.S. citizenship really means. Unique chapters on citizenship and civic culture focus on the issues of civic participation and the implications of good citizenship. Combined with 7 chapters on Texas Politics, this textbook will fulfill the two semester sequence of American Government/Texas Politics by providing thorough coverage of the importance of the founding of our country and on the meaning of citizenship.


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The CourseMate for American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship, Texas Edition offers a variety of rich online learning resources designed to enhance the student experience. These resources include video activities, audio summaries, critical thinking activities, simulations, animated learning modules, interactive timelines, primary source quizzes, flashcards, learning objectives, glossaries, and crossword puzzles. All resources are correlated with key chapter learning concepts, and users can browse or search for content in a variety of ways. NewsNow is a new asset available on CourseMate, which is a combination of weekly news stories from the Associated Press, videos and images that bring current events to life for the student. Coursemate also features an interactive eBook that has highlighting and search capabilities along with links to simulations, animated PowerPoints, Interactive Timelines, Videos, Primary Source Activities, Case Studies, Tutorial Quizzes and Flashcards.


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Succeed in your political science course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.


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Succeed in your political science course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.


The Obama Presidency - Year One Supplement  (ISBN-10: 0495908371 | ISBN-13: 9780495908371)

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Joseph M. Bessette

Joseph M. Bessette is the Alice Tweed Tuohy Professor of Government and Ethics at Claremont McKenna College (CMC), where he has been on the faculty since 1990. He also teaches courses in the Department of Politics and Policy at the Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Bessette received a B.S. in Physics from Boston College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to CMC, he served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U.S. Department of Justice (1985-1990) and as Director of Planning, Training, and Management for the Cook County, Illinois, State's Attorney's Office (1981-1984). Dr. Bessette has also held full-time teaching positions at the University of Virginia and The Catholic University of America. He is the author of, among other works, THE MILD VOICE OF REASON: DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY AND AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT and co-editor and contributor to THE PRESIDENCY IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER and THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENCY. He is currently working on a book on the death penalty in the United States.

John J. Pitney

John J. Pitney, Jr., is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He received his B.A. in political science from Union College, where he was co-valedictorian. He earned his Ph.D. in political science at Yale, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Dr. Pitney has been named as one of The Princeton Review's Top 300 College Professors for 2012. From 1978 to 1980, he worked in the New York State Senate and from 1983 to 1984, as a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association, he worked for Senator Alfonse D'Amato of New York and the House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Representative Dick Cheney of Wyoming. From 1984 to 1986, he was senior domestic policy analyst for the House Republican Research Committee. He joined the Claremont McKenna College faculty in 1986. From 1989 to 1991, during a leave of absence, he worked at the Research Department of the Republican National Committee, first as deputy director, then as acting director. He has written articles for THE WASHINGTON POST, THE WEEKLY STANDARD, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, and ROLL CALL, among others. His scholarly works include THE ART OF POLITICAL WARFARE, published in 2000 by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Lyle C. Brown

Lyle C. Brown, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, is Professor Emeritus at Baylor University. Other academic experience includes teaching at Mexico City College (now University of the Americas), Texas College of Arts & Industries (now Texas A&M University–Kingsville), and Wayland Baptist College (now Wayland Baptist University). Lyle served as president of the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies. He is co-editor of RELIGION IN LATIN AMERICAN LIFE AND LITERATURE and author or co-author of articles in professional journals, anthologies, and textbooks. His involvement in Texas politics includes participation in precinct, county, and state conventions.

Joyce A. Langenegger

Joyce Langenegger teaches government at Blinn College–Bryan and is the Director of Professional Development. She received her M.A. and J.D. from Baylor University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Fielding Graduate University. She was named the Blinn College–Bryan Academic Faculty Member of the Year for 2014. She has been named to WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS three times and received a NISOD Award for Teaching Excellence and a “Most Valuable Player” award from San Jacinto College for her work there as a professor and an administrator. Joyce is a frequent workshop presenter on innovative teaching strategies. She practiced law for a number of years and has been involved with politics at the local and state level.

Sonia Garcia

Sonia García is Professor at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX, where she serves as the graduate director for the Political Science Program, the Coordinator for the Women's Studies Program, as well as the Coordinator for the U.S. Latino/Latin American Studies Program. She has also served as Chair of the Political Science Department. A graduate from St. Mary's, Dr. Garcia received her Master's from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Garcia teaches courses in Texas politics, constitutional law, civil rights, and women & politics. She has published articles on Latina politics, and is a co-author of a book entitled, Mexican Americans & the Law: El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido, released in 2004. Dr. Garcia is also the lead author of another book, entitled Politicas: Latina Public Officials in Texas, released in 2007, which examines the first Mexican American women elected to public office in the state of Texas from various levels of offices.

Ted Lewis

Ted A. Lewis is Dean of Instruction at Lone Star College – CyFair and continues to teach Texas government at the college level. He earned his MS from the University of North Texas in Denton and is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin. Ted has conducted workshops on Texas election procedure for the Texas Secretary of State and has served as a county party chairperson, on state political party executive committees, and on statewide candidate campaign advisory committees. Ted is listed in both WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN POLITICS and WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS.

Robert Biles

Robert E. Biles has taught college students about Texas politics in Texas, Colombia, and Ecuador and to students in the free world and in Texas prisons. He is Professor and former chair of Political Science at Sam Houston State University. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and has published four books and 25 scholarly articles. He has served as a professional staff member for the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a member of the local school board, county political party chair, county election supervisor, state board member of a citizen's lobbying group, member of advisory committees to the Texas Commissioner of Higher Education and Texas State Board for Educator Certification, and secretary and president of the Women's Caucus of the Southwestern Social Science Association. He has received four Fulbright grants to teach and do research in Latin America. He has received his university's top award for research, his college's award for teaching, and the first university Faculty Senate award for administration. For the last three years, he has been a volunteer coach for the Sam Houston State softball team. He is married with four grown children.