The Logic of American Politics – 8th Edition – Gary Jacobson, Samuel Kernell, Steven S. Smith

  • Series: Logic of American Politics
  • File Size: 82 MB
  • Length: 742 pages
  • Format: EPUB (Kindle) and PDF (converted)
  • Publisher: CQ Press; 8th edition (21st March, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1506358667
  • ISBN-13: 978-1506358666

Note: The original book is in ePub (kindle) format but we have also included a converted PDF for your convenience.


This brand-new edition of the bestselling The Logic of American Politics 8th edition is wholly upgraded and covers the remarkable 2016 election results, which Trump won, with an extensive analysis of those outcomes. It arms students with a modified introduction to an institutional style that makes concepts such as command, veto, agenda control, voting guidelines, and delegation much more comfortable for college students to master and use, so they plainly 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 develop students’ critical analyzing an easy yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems.

This new edition continues to explore partisan distinctions amongst citizens and in government and highlight the progressively partisan nature of projects. By checking out concerns such as the Affordable Care Act’s distressed execution, the increasing legalization of cannabis and same-sex marriage in the states, and the dispute over migration, the book highlights how the institutional structures of federal government, federalism, as well as campaigns can help voters make sense of their options. The concluding chapter on policymaking takes a look at the apparent logic that guides American policy, as shown through concerns like healthcare reform, global environmental change, and the federal spending plan. Students glean insights into the sources of policy issues, recognize possible services, and understand why contract on those solutions is often so difficult to attain.

About the Author

Samuel Kernell is a professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, where he has taught since 1977. Previously, he taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Mississippi. Sam’s research interests focus on the presidency and American political history. His previous books include an edited collection of essays, James Madison: The Theory and Practice of Republican Government; and Going Public: New Strategies of Presidential Leadership, 3rd edition; and, with Gary C. Jacobson, The Logic of American Politics, 7th edition (The latest edition is the 8th edition which you are now viewing), and Strategy and Choice in Congressional Elections, 2nd edition. Samuel Kernell’s most recent book, Party Ballots, Reform and the Transformation of American Politics, (2015, with Erik Engstrom), won the APSA′s David Greenstone Award for the best book in history and politics.

Authors: Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser and Lynn Vavreck. All the authors are from The University of California, USA



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