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The Logic of American Politics

The Logic of American Politics Author Samuel Kernell
ISBN-10 9781506358628
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 744
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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.



Principles and Practice of American Politics Classic and Contemporary Readings 5th Edition

Principles and Practice of American Politics  Classic and Contemporary Readings  5th Edition Author Samuel Kernell
ISBN-10 9781452226286
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 731
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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. The 5th edition features 17 new readings, including 5 pieces written specifically for this volume. True to form, each and every selection is artfully framed by Kernell and SmithÆs headnotes, providing an invaluable grounding for todayÆs students.



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The Logic of American Politics   the Logic of American Politics Interactive Ebook Author Samuel H. Kernell
ISBN-10 1506385222
Release 2017
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The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy

The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy Author Matthew Kroenig
ISBN-10 9780190849191
Release 2018-01-25
Pages 240
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For decades, the reigning scholarly wisdom about nuclear weapons policy has been that the United States only needs the ability to absorb an enemy nuclear attack and still be able to respond with a devastating counterattack. So long as the US, or any other nation, retains such an assured retaliation capability, no sane leader would intentionally launch a nuclear attack against it, and nuclear deterrence will hold. According to this theory, possessing more weapons than necessary for a second-strike capability is illogical. This argument is reasonable, but, when compared to the empirical record, it raises an important puzzle. Empirically, we see that the United States has always maintained a nuclear posture that is much more robust than a mere second-strike capability. In The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy, Matthew Kroenig challenges the conventional wisdom and explains why a robust nuclear posture, above and beyond a mere second-strike capability, contributes to a state's national security goals. In fact, when a state has a robust nuclear weapons force, such a capability reduces its expected costs in a war, provides it with bargaining leverage, and ultimately enhances nuclear deterrence. This book provides a novel theoretical explanation for why military nuclear advantages translate into geopolitical advantages. In so doing, it helps resolve one of the most-intractable puzzles in international security studies. Buoyed by an innovative thesis and a vast array of historical and quantitative evidence, The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy will force scholars to reconsider their basic assumptions about the logic of nuclear deterrence.



The Racial Logic of Politics

The Racial Logic of Politics Author Thomas P. Kim
ISBN-10 1592135501
Release 2008-11-20
Pages 204
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Why the two-party political system works against Asian Americans.



Golden Rule

Golden Rule Author Thomas Ferguson
ISBN-10 9780226162010
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 440
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"To discover who rules, follow the gold." This is the argument of Golden Rule, a provocative, pungent history of modern American politics. Although the role big money plays in defining political outcomes has long been obvious to ordinary Americans, most pundits and scholars have virtually dismissed this assumption. Even in light of skyrocketing campaign costs, the belief that major financial interests primarily determine who parties nominate and where they stand on the issues—that, in effect, Democrats and Republicans are merely the left and right wings of the "Property Party"—has been ignored by most political scientists. Offering evidence ranging from the nineteenth century to the 1994 mid-term elections, Golden Rule shows that voters are "right on the money." Thomas Ferguson breaks completely with traditional voter centered accounts of party politics. In its place he outlines an "investment approach," in which powerful investors, not unorganized voters, dominate campaigns and elections. Because businesses "invest" in political parties and their candidates, changes in industrial structures—between large firms and sectors—can alter the agenda of party politics and the shape of public policy. Golden Rule presents revised versions of widely read essays in which Ferguson advanced and tested his theory, including his seminal study of the role played by capital intensive multinationals and international financiers in the New Deal. The chapter "Studies in Money Driven Politics" brings this aspect of American politics into better focus, along with other studies of Federal Reserve policy making and campaign finance in the 1936 election. Ferguson analyzes how a changing world economy and other social developments broke up the New Deal system in our own time, through careful studies of the 1988 and 1992 elections. The essay on 1992 contains an extended analysis of the emergence of the Clinton coalition and Ross Perot's dramatic independent insurgency. A postscript on the 1994 elections demonstrates the controlling impact of money on several key campaigns. This controversial work by a theorist of money and politics in the U.S. relates to issues in campaign finance reform, PACs, policymaking, public financing, and how today's elections work.



The Logic of American Politics 6th Ed Cq Press s Guide to the 2014 Midterm Elections

The Logic of American Politics  6th Ed    Cq Press s Guide to the 2014 Midterm Elections Author Samuel Kernell
ISBN-10 1483372928
Release 2014-07-28
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Right Turn

Right Turn Author Thomas Ferguson
ISBN-10 0809001705
Release 1987-08-01
Pages 288
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The Logic of American Politics

The Logic of American Politics Author Samuel Kernell
ISBN-10 0872893537
Release 2006-07
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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.'



Debating Reform

Debating Reform Author Richard J. Ellis
ISBN-10 9781506333663
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 424
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Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, Third Edition edited by Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson, gets readers to consider the key issues in reforming political institutions. Written specifically for this volume, each pro or con essay is contributed by a top scholar and examines a concrete proposal for reforming the political system. By focusing on institutions, rather than liberal or conservative public policies, the essays move readers to leave behind ideology and grapple with evidence, and then draw their own conclusions and build their own arguments.



Keeping the Republic

Keeping the Republic Author Christine Barbour
ISBN-10 9781506365565
Release 2016-12-13
Pages 640
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This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic. Keeping the Republic, The Essentials is identical to the full version of the text, minus the three policy chapters.



Health Care Reform and American Politics

Health Care Reform and American Politics Author Lawrence R. Jacobs
ISBN-10 9780190262044
Release 2016-01-14
Pages 240
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation, and the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding the Act has ensured that it will remain the law of the land. The new law extends health insurance to nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care costs and promises to make the United States more equal, reversing four decades of rising disparities between the very rich and everyone else. Millions of people of modest means will gain new benefits and protections from insurance company abuses - and the tab will be paid by privileged corporations and the very rich. How did such a bold reform effort pass in a polity wracked by partisan divisions and intense lobbying by special interests? What does Affordable Care mean - and what comes next? In this updated edition of Health Care Reform and American Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol - two of the nation's leading experts on politics and health care policy - provide a concise and accessible overview. They explain the political battles of 2009 and 2010, highlighting White House strategies, the deals Democrats cut with interest groups, and the impact of agitation by Tea Partiers and progressives. Jacobs and Skocpol spell out what the new law can do for everyday Americans, what it will cost, and who will pay. In a new section, they also analyze the impact the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law. Above all, they explain what comes next, as critical yet often behind-the-scenes battles rage over implementing reform nationally and in the fifty states. Affordable Care still faces challenges at the state level despite the Court ruling. But, like Social Security and Medicare, it could also gain strength and popularity as the majority of Americans learn what it can do for them.



The Logic of American Politics 5th Edition and Lone Star Politics 2nd Edition Package

The Logic of American Politics  5th Edition and Lone Star Politics  2nd Edition Package Author Samuel Kernell
ISBN-10 1608718530
Release 2011-07
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The Logic of American Politics, 5th editionThe American people&BAD:—and their government&BAD:—are deeply at odds over how best to overcome the obstacles currently facing the country. After observing the strains of intense partisanship and divided government, your students are probably asking what logic, if any, can be found in politics. The new fifth edition of Logic reaffirms this best-seller&BAD:’s place as the most accessible &BAD:“smart&BAD:” book on the market. Weaving together historical context, current politics, and analytic concepts, Logic builds students&BAD:’ understanding of political institutions and practices as imperfect solutions to collective action problems.Consistently praised for its engaging narrative, Logic hooks students with great storytelling while arming them with a &BAD:“toolkit&BAD:” of institutional design concepts&BAD:—command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, delegation.Walking students through examples of how each concept works, the authors also highlight passages that apply collective action themes so students cannot miss key points.Up-to-date in its coverage of such hot-button issues as health care and financial reform, the midterm elections, and racial profiling and immigration, this fifth edition also pays special attention to political polarization. Throughout the book, the authors consistently return to the country&BAD:’s divide&BAD:—among constituents and in government&BAD:—as they guide students through the fundamentals of American politics.More than 100 tables, figures, and maps offer visual context to an array of political data and analysis, while over 230 carefully chosen photographs enhance the book&BAD:’s examples and insights. Bolded key terms, a glossary, annotated reading lists, review questions, and a companion website help students read, think, and study.For more information about Logic, click here. Lone Star Politics, 2nd editionLone Star PoLitics pays homage to the legendary political history of Texas while exploring how myth clashes with the reality of the state&BAD:’s day-to-day governance. How has Texas developed and flourished, but also failed to respond fully to new challenges? Explaining who gets what and how within the state, this Nogadoches author team provides an engaging narrative on the evolution of Texas politics, setting it in context with other states&BAD:’ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and school systems. Updated to cover recent events, the second edition includes new discussion and expanded coverage of: ★ the results of the 2010 gubernatorial elections; ★ the impact of the Great Recession on Texas; ★ the legislative process and the organization of the legislature; ★ the &BAD:“Texas two-step;&BAD:” ★ state education policy; ★ the controversial reauthorization of the Texas Department of Transportation; and ★ the effect of recent court cases.Highly regarded &BAD:“Texas vs. ______&BAD:” boxes (which compare Texas to other states) and &BAD:“Texas Legends&BAD:” boxes (which showcase figures and institutions that have shaped&BAD:—and continue to influence&BAD:—Texas politics) have been enhanced in every chapter. Concise and a great value, Lone Star Politics provides well-crafted content and numerous tables, figures, maps, and photos at an affordable cost.For more information about Lone Star Politics, click here.



Agendas and Instability in American Politics Second Edition

Agendas and Instability in American Politics  Second Edition Author Frank R. Baumgartner
ISBN-10 0226039536
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 368
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When Agendas and Instability in American Politics appeared fifteen years ago, offering a profoundly original account of how policy issues rise and fall on the national agenda, the Journal of Politics predicted that it would “become a landmark study of public policy making and American politics.” That prediction proved true and, in this long-awaited second edition, Bryan Jones and Frank Baumgartner refine their influential argument and expand it to illuminate the workings of democracies beyond the United States. The authors retain all the substance of their contention that short-term, single-issue analyses cast public policy too narrowly as the result of cozy and dependable arrangements among politicians, interest groups, and the media. Jones and Baumgartner provide a different interpretation by taking the long view of several issues—including nuclear energy, urban affairs, smoking, and auto safety—to demonstrate that bursts of rapid, unpredictable policy change punctuate the patterns of stability more frequently associated with government. Featuring a new introduction and two additional chapters, this updated edition ensures that their findings will remain a touchstone of policy studies for many years to come.



Congressional Government

Congressional Government Author Woodrow Wilson
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044031984040
Release 1901
Pages 344
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Technology and the Logic of American Racism

Technology and the Logic of American Racism Author Sarah E. Chinn
ISBN-10 9781847143570
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 256
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In this book, Sarah E. Chinn pulls together what seems to be opposite discourses--the information-driven languages of law and medicine and the subjective logics of racism--to examine how racial identity has been constructed in the United States over the past century. She examines a range of primary social case studies such as the American Red Cross' lamentable decision to segregate the blood of black and white donors during World War II, and its ramifications for American culture, and more recent examples that reveal the racist nature of criminology, such as the recent trial of O.J. Simpson. Among several key American literary texts, she looks at Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson, a novel whose plot turns on issues of racial identity and which was written at a time when scientific and popular interest in evidence of the body, such as fingerprinting, was at a peak.



The Logic of American Politics Issues for Debate in American Public Policy The First Year Obama in the Oval Office

The Logic of American Politics  Issues for Debate in American Public Policy The First Year  Obama in the Oval Office Author Samuel Kernell
ISBN-10 1604269715
Release 2009-12-15
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