Back To Top

The Power of the Texas Governor: Connally to Bush

#108019 In Stock
The Power of the Texas Governor: Connally to Bush
$19.95
Add To Wishlist

Description

Description
By Brian McCall

George W. Bush called it "the best job in the world," yet many would argue that the Texas governorship is a weak office. Given few enumerated powers by the Texas Constitution, the governor must build a successful relationship with the state legislature—sometimes led by a powerful lieutenant governor or speaker of the opposing party—to advance his or her policy agenda. Yet despite the limitations on the office and the power of the legislative branch, many governors have had a significant impact on major aspects of Texas's public life—government, economic development, education, and insurance reform among them. How do Texas governors gain the power to govern effectively?

The Power of the Texas Governor takes a fresh look at the state's chief executives, from John Connally to George W. Bush, to discover how various governors have overcome the institutional limitations of the office. Delving into the governors' election campaigns and successes and failures in office, Brian McCall makes a convincing case that the strength of a governor's personality—in particular, his or her highly developed social skills—can translate into real political power. He shows, for example, how governors such as Ann Richards and George W. Bush forged personal relationships with individual legislators to achieve their policy goals. Filled with revealing insights and anecdotes from key players in each administration, The Power of the Texas Governor offers new perspectives on leadership and valuable lessons on the use of power.

Details

Details
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns
Shipping

Due to annual inventory, orders placed from August 6th through August 19th, 2019 will ship out on August 19th 2019. Thank you for your understanding.

The Texas Capitol Gift Shop provides three shipping options for orders within the contiguous 48 States via UPS. The standard ground shipping is based off the subtotal of the order and includes insurance from UPS if you package is lost or damaged in transit.

Click here to see the shipping rates.

International orders, as well as Alaska and Hawaii, are shipped via USPS and are handled on a case by case basis due to various factors such as: weight, size and total cost of the items being shipped. Please note the recipient of the order is responsible for all duties, taxes, customs etc. that may apply. For international orders please call 1-(512)-678-5556 between the ours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST or send us an email at By email at [email protected].

Returns Policy

Returns are accepted within 30 days of purchase with an original packing slip. Refunds are issued in the form of original payment for the amount of the returned merchandise (not including shipping or service fees).

Purchased items that are later offered at a discount may not be returned and re-purchased at the lower price.

For health and safety reasons, pierced earrings are not returnable or exchangeable.

Damaged or defective CDs, DVDs, and other multimedia products can be exchanged for the identical item but cannot be returned for a refund. New unopened multimedia products in their original plastic wrap may be returned within 30 days of purchase for a refund with an original packing slip.

If your order arrives damaged, missing items, or we shipped the incorrect item; please contact us immediately at 888-678-5556. In the case of damage, it is important that all packaging be saved so UPS can determine how the damage occurred.

You May Also Like

Mi9 Retail