The Logic Of American Politics

Author : Samuel Kernell
ISBN : 9781506358642
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 42.32 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 145
Read : 1331

This new edition of the bestselling The Logic of American Politics is thoroughly updated and covers the dramatic 2016 election results with a thorough analysis of those results. It arms students with a revised introduction to institutional design that makes concepts such as command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, and delegation easier for students to master and apply, so they clearly see how the American political system was devised and why it works the way it does. Authors Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser, and Lynn Vavreck build students' critical thinking through a simple yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems. This new edition continues to delve into partisan differences among voters and in government and highlight the increasingly partisan nature of campaigns. By exploring issues such as the Affordable Care Act’s troubled implementation, the increasing legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage in the states, and the debate over immigration, the book illustrates how the institutional structures of government, federalism, and even campaigns can help voters make sense of their choices. The concluding chapter on policymaking examines the noticeable logic that guides American policy, as shown through issues like health care reform, global climate change, and the federal budget. Students glean insights into the sources of policy problems, identify possible solutions, and realize why agreement on those solutions is often so hard to achieve.
Category: Political Science

The Logic Of American Politics

Author : Samuel Kernell
ISBN : 0872893537
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 22.61 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 154
Read : 429

This is a shrink-wrapped, discounted packaged for the introduction to American government course. The books included are: Kernell and Jacobson's 'The Logic of American Politics, 3rd ed.'; Kernell and Smith's 'Principles and Practice of American Politics, 3rd ed.'
Category: Political Science

Logic Of American Politics

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781478424710
Genre : Education
File Size : 59.98 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 643
Read : 1030

Facts101 is your complete guide to Logic of American Politics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

Logic Of American Politics

Author : CQ Press
ISBN : 1568028644
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 54.92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 180
Read : 1108

The U.S. political system is as extraordinary as it is complex. Yet for all its complexity, there is a rationale embedded in our political institutions and practices. Distinguished scholars Kernell and Jacobson explain this underlying logic to help students develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of the system, created by the Constitution and shaped by two centuries of evolution. Encouraged to think--and not merely to memorize facts--students come to understand how political institutions and actions clash in often systematic and predictable ways. Logic is accompanied by an array of support materials to help prepare students for the AP exam. An accompanying web site, logic.cqpress.com (with chapter objectives and reviews, self-graded quizzes, exercises, instructor's resources, and more), a testing program, overhead transparencies, and Power Point lecture slides combine to enhance learning and raise test scores.
Category: Political Science

The Logic Of American Politics

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781478417279
Genre : Education
File Size : 74.58 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 751
Read : 1072

Facts101 is your complete guide to The Logic of American Politics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

The Logic Of American Politics

Author : Samuel Kernell
ISBN : 1608718220
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 68.71 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 317
Read : 907

Logic now with a free supplement analyzing the midterm elections. Coming in December, this valuable supplement will provide an insider's guide to the 2010 midterm elections. When placing your order, be sure to use the ISBN on this page to ensure that your students receive the supplement packaged FREE with their textbook. The Logic of American Politics, 4th Edition The logic of American politics? Are those snickers from your students as they deride the phrase an oxymoron? By helping them see that political institutions and practices are imperfect solutions to collective action problems, distinguished scholars Samuel Kernell and Gary C. Jacobson-and new coauthor Thad Kousser-reveal a rationale to the U.S. political system and give students a window through which they can not only view American politics but also come to understand it. Known for its engaging narrative, the book's new edition continues to weave historical context, current politics, and analytic concepts into a text that gently strengthens students' theoretical understanding while hooking them with great storytelling. In order to make the argument fully accessible to a student audience, the new edition highlights passages that apply the collective action and institutional design themes presented in the introduction. The fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout, and will include full coverage of the 2008 elections. Two major developments in the new edition deserve special note: a new section in the first chapter introduces students to a "toolkit" of institutional design concepts-command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, delegation-and examples of how they work.With this toolkit, students learn the concepts for exploring America's governmental system in later chapters. with a fully revised final chapter, Logic looks forward to assess the implications of its argument for widely promoted reforms of policy and institutions. Tables, figures, photographs, cartoons, bolded key terms, a glossary, annotated reading lists, review questions, and exercises help illustrate core ideas and aid in review and study. A series of thematic boxes further the book's analytic framework: Logic of Politics examines the design of various political institutions in light of the objectives they were intended to achieve. Strategy and Choice shows how officeholders and those seeking to influence them employ institutions to advance their goals. Politics to Policy highlights how public policies reflect the institutions that produce them and evaluate institutional capacity to solve the nation's problems. For more information about The Logic of American Politics, 4th Edition, click here. Principles and Practice of American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings, 4th Edition Combining timeless readings with cutting-edge, current selections, Kernell and Smith bring judicious editing and important context for students learning the ropes of American government. This collection effectively examines the strategic behavior of key players in American politics, showing that political actors, though motivated by their own interests, are governed by the Constitution, the law, and institutional rules, as well as influenced by the strategies of others. For more information about Principles and Practice of American Politics, click here.
Category: Political Science