STUDY GUIDE FOR TEXAS TEXTBOOK, TEST NO. 3
Practicing Texas Politics, Chap. 6
Pg. 206 B good intro to importance of interest
What is an interest group?
Difference party and interest group
What factors foster interest g
CASES TO KNOW FOR EXAMS
Note: The text discusses many court cases. For exams, you will be held responsible for
knowing important concepts deriving from court cases as well as other sources, but the only
court cases you must know by name are listed below.
THE JUDICIARY LECTURE NOTES FOR POL 261
Note: Check the outline in your packet. This discussion follows it.
I. (GREAT) ROLES OF THE COURTS
US courts play a much larger role in the political process than is the case in any other country
in the world. Count
A. Democracy & Capitalism B 19th Century Liberalism
1. The capitalists challenged the old order and so were liberal for their time; for many,
the ideas of democracy combined with the ideas of capitalism.
2. Today, there is a substantial consen
LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN TEXAS
I. Local govt: At the bottom of the pile but big in numbers and the major provider
of people services
A. Federalism vertical and horizontal
II. Municipal Governments
A. General Law vs. Home-rule Cities
1. Strong Mayor* -