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

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452226286
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Political Science

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.

Principles and Practice Of American Politics Classic and Contemporary Readings 4th Edition

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1604264632
Release Date: 2009-08-04
Genre: Political Science

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. Package Principles and Practice of American Politics with The Logic of American Politics and save your students money! Use ISBN 978-1-60426-620-7.

Principles and Practice of American Politics

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028664642
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science

A collection of readings that balance classics of political science with more contemporary analyses of current politics and public policy. The collection of readings takes a logical approach to the American political system.

The Logic of American Politics

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506358642
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Political Science

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.

Politics in Western Europe

Author: M. Donald Hancock
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349145553
Release Date: 1998-11-11
Genre: Europe

The second edition of this widely-used text has been rewritten throughout to provide an up-to-date introduction to the main political systems of Europe today.

The Mathematics of Politics Second Edition

Author: E. Arthur Robinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498798907
Release Date: 2016-11-18
Genre: Mathematics

It is because mathematics is often misunderstood, it is commonly believed it has nothing to say about politics. The high school experience with mathematics, for so many the lasting impression of the subject, suggests that mathematics is the study of numbers, operations, formulas, and manipulations of symbols. Those believing this is the extent of mathematics might conclude mathematics has no relevance to politics. This book counters this impression. The second edition of this popular book focuses on mathematical reasoning about politics. In the search for ideal ways to make certain kinds of decisions, a lot of wasted effort can be averted if mathematics can determine that finding such an ideal is actually impossible in the first place. In the first three parts of this book, we address the following three political questions: (1) Is there a good way to choose winners of elections? (2) Is there a good way to apportion congressional seats? (3) Is there a good way to make decisions in situations of conflict and uncertainty? In the fourth and final part of this book, we examine the Electoral College system that is used in the United States to select a president. There we bring together ideas that are introduced in each of the three earlier parts of the book.

Crosscurrents in American Culture

Author: Bruce Dorsey
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0618077383
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: History

This innovative reader is the first to introduce students to cultural history through primary sources and guided pedagogy. Crosscurrents combines a diverse collection of sources with cutting-edge scholarship for a dramatic overview of politics, economics, and religion. The voices of women and people of color are integrated throughout, presenting a truly inclusive view of the American past. Each source or source grouping is preceded by an introduction, which helps to contextualize the document(s). Throughout each chapter, Problems to Consider prompt students to think analytically about sources. A diverse collection of sources—including toasts, blueprints, testimonies, and screenplays—conveys the richness of American cultural history in both the public and private sectors. The chapters follow the chronology of a typical survey course, making it easy for instructors to incorporate the sources into their course materials.

Lone Star Politics

Author: Ken Collier
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506373638
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Political Science

In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. The Nacogdoches author team (Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, & Julie Harrelson-Stephens) of Lone Star Politics explores the state’s rich political tradition and explains who gets what, and how by setting Texas in context with other states’ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished “Winners and Losers” discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government. This Fifth Edition expands its coverage of civil rights in the state, and includes the contemporary issues that highlight the push and pull between federal, state, and local governments.

Principles and Practices of American Politics

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1428823425
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

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Going Public

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483366296
Release Date: 2006-10-23
Genre: Political Science

Presidents are uniquely positioned to promote themselves and their polices directly to the public. Using sympathetic crowds as a backdrop, a president can rally public opinion to his side, along the way delivering a subtle yet unmistakable message to his intended audience in Congress. Samuel Kernell shows how “going public” remains a potent weapon in the president’s arsenal, both for advancing his own agenda and blocking initiatives from his political adversaries in Congress. In his highly anticipated fourth edition, Kernell delivers thorough analysis and detailed background on how this strategy continues to evolve given the intense polarization of Congress and the electorate as well as changes in communications technology. He considers the implications of both factors—especially in combination—on the future of presidential leadership and weighs the lessons of 9/11 on “going public” in foreign affairs.

The Elements of Journalism

Author: Bill Kovach
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 9780804136785
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.

Political Polarization in American Politics

Author: John Sides
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781501306273
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Political Science

Political Polarization in American Politics provides short, accessible chapters about the nature and extent of political polarization within the American public and in American political institutions. These chapters capture the central ideas and debates in political science research on polarization, and are written by leading scholars in this subfield. Each chapter is accompanied by discussion questions and a guide to further reading, making this a great addition to any course looking at issues of polarization.

Taking Sides Clashing Views on Political Issues

Author: William Miller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 125988323X
Release Date: 2017-01-23
Genre: Political Science

The Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create® includes current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This Collection contains a multitude of current and classic issues to enhance and customize your course. You can browse the entire Taking Sides Collection on Create or you can search by topic, author, or keywords. Each Taking Sides issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an "Exploring the Issue" section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, Additional Resources, and Internet References. Go to the Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create® at www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/takingsides and click on "Explore this Collection" to browse the entire Collection. Select individual Taking Sides issues to enhance your course, or access and select the entire Miller: Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Political Issues, 20/e book here http://create.mheducation.com/createonline/index.html#qlink=search%2Ftext%3Disbn:125988323X for an easy, pre-built teaching resource. Visit http://create.mheducation.com for more information on other McGraw-Hill titles and special collections.

A Guide to the Missouri Constitution

Author: Greg Casey
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393283275
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Political Science

Contextual commentary guides readers through a carefully abridged version of the Missouri State Constitution.