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