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Lone Star Tarnished: A Critical Look at Texas Politics and by Cal Jillson

By Cal Jillson

Texas delight, like every little thing else within the kingdom, is bigger than existence. So, too, might be, are the state’s demanding situations. Lone megastar Tarnished, 2d edition approaches public coverage within the nation’s such a lot populous "red country" from ancient, comparative, and demanding views. The ancient standpoint offers the scope for asking how quite a few coverage domain names have constructed in Texas background, usually attaining again to the state’s founding and with giant information for the interval 1950 to the current. In every one bankruptcy, Cal Jillson compares Texas public coverage offerings and effects with these of alternative states and the us as a rule. ultimately, the serious point of view permits us to question the stability of advantages and prices attendant to what's sometimes called "the Texas means" or "the Texas model."

Jillson delves deeply into seven noticeable coverage chapters, overlaying an important coverage parts during which country governments are lively. the second one variation comprises thoroughly rewritten first and moment chapters, in addition to updates in the course of the ebook and revised figures and tables. via Jillson's vigorous and lucid prose, scholars are good built to research how Texas has performed and is doing in comparison to chosen states and the nationwide general over the years and this present day. Readers also will come away with the mandatory instruments to evaluate the numerous claims of Texas’s exceptionalism.

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