A brand new offering for the hybrid American Government and Texas Politics course, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: TEXAS EDITION helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship along with material from the best selling book on Texas Politics. The Schmidt text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes while the Maxwell text is known for it's inclusion of a wide range of viewpoints, drawing on the diverse political and social perspectives of its contributing authors to give students rich, nuanced insight into the political system and decision-making processes of the Lone Star State. Together, this exciting new book focuses on importance of informed, active citizenship. The pedagogy underscores this theme by soliciting critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved the political process. With keen awareness of its audience, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: TEXAS EDITION incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American and Texas government.Shelley, Mack C. is the author of 'American Government And Politics Today Texas, 2006-2007', published 2005 under ISBN 9780534580810 and ISBN 0534580815.