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

Author: Samuel Kernell,Steven S Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452226288
Category: Political Science
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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.

Principles and Practice of American Politics

Classic and Contemporary Readings
Author: Samuel Kernell,Steven S. Smith
Publisher: Cq Press
Category: Political Science
Page: 785
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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,Gary C. Jacobson,Thad Kousser,Lynn Vavreck
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506358640
Category: Political Science
Page: 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.

The Mathematics of Politics, Second Edition

Author: E. Arthur Robinson,Daniel H. Ullman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 149879890X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 477
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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.

Presidential Leadership in Political Time

Reprise and Reappraisal
Author: Stephen Skowronek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780700617623
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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A classic on the politics of leadership, now expanded to include a new chapter on the Obama presidency. Examines the typical political problems that presidents confront and how they assert their authority in the service of change.

Politics in Western Europe

An Introduction to the Politics of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the European Union
Author: M. Donald Hancock,David P. Conradt,B. Guy Peters,William Safran,Raphael Zariski
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349145556
Category: Europe
Page: 618
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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.

A Guide to the Missouri Constitution

Author: Greg Casey,Justin Buckley Dyer
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393283273
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
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Contextual commentary guides readers through a carefully abridged version of the Missouri State Constitution.

Crosscurrents in American Culture

A Reader in United States History - To 1877
Author: Bruce Dorsey,Woody Register
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780618077380
Category: History
Page: 336
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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.

War and Christian Ethics

Classic and Contemporary Readings on the Morality of War
Author: Arthur F. Holmes
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9780801031137
Category: Religion
Page: 416
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Just war, pacifism, weapons of mass destruction, war on terror, preemptive war. These phrases highlight recent world events that have brought questions about the morality of war into sharp relief. Instead of advocating a particular approach to war, War and Christian Ethics offers a variety of Christian perspectives, enabling readers to make up their own minds about what they believe. This collection of primary source materials contains texts from many influential classic and contemporary writers that are crucial to the development of Christian thought on war. From Plato to Augustine, Thomas Aquinas to Martin Luther, Reinhold Niebuhr to Paul Ramsey, the book covers a broad range of writers. The second edition includes new selections from Rowan Williams, George Weigel, and Duane Friesen.

Principles and Practices of American Politics

Author: Samuel Kernell,&. Smith Kernell &. Smith,Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781428823426
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9781568027937 .

Political Polarization in American Politics

Author: John Sides,Daniel J. Hopkins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501306278
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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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.

Guide to California Government

Author: League of Women Voters of California
Publisher: League of Women Voters of California
ISBN: 9780963246523
Page: 258
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16th Edition

The Philosophy of Sex

Contemporary Readings
Author: Alan Soble,Nicholas P. Power
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742547988
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 537
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For three decades, Alan Soble has supplied the authoritative roadmap for students and faculty who study the subject of sex. In this new fifth edition of The Philosophy of Sex, Soble and co-editor Nicholas Power have collected thirty contemporary essays that explore philosophically, conceptually, and theologically the nature, social meanings, and morality of contemporary sexual phenomena. Contributors address myriad topics, including cybersex and the Internet, masturbation, contraception, sexual perversion, gay and lesbian sexuality, same-sex marriage, casual sex and promiscuity, pedophilia, rape and date rape, sexual use and objectification, sexual relationships between teachers and students, pornography, and prostitution. NEW to this edition: Each of the thirty essays is preceded by an informative introduction written by the two editors and each essay is followed by a set of provocative study questions developed by the editors to stimulate critical thinking about sexuality. Contributing authors, some of whom were commissioned for this new edition, include Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Nagel, Alan Goldman, John Finnis, Sallie Tisdale, Jerome Neu, Robin West, Louise Collins, Alan Wertheimer, Greta Christina, John Corvino, Cheshire Calhoun, Raja Halwani, Yolanda Estes, and others. The editors provide a comprehensive bibliography of over 700 philosophical and general readings in sexuality. Intended in part as a textbook for use in university courses in the philosophy of sex, gender, and ethics, the book is also a valuable resource for researchers in sexuality and a reader-friendly introduction to puzzles about sexuality for anyone who enjoys exploring this ubiquitous human experience.

Going Public

New Strategies of Presidential Leadership
Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483366294
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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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.

Politics in Europe

Author: M. Donald Hancock,Christopher J. Carman,Marjorie Castle,David P. Conradt,Raffaella Y. Nanetti,Robert Leonardi,William Safran,Stephen White,Michelle Hale Williams,Mary N. Hampton
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 150639907X
Category: Political Science
Page: 808
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Politics in Europe, Seventh Edition introduces students to the power of the European Union as well as seven political systems—the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Poland—within a common analytical framework that enables students to conduct both single-case and cross-national analysis. Each case addresses the most relevant questions of comparative political analysis: who governs, on behalf of what values, with the collaboration of what groups, in the face of what kind of opposition, and with what socioeconomic and political consequences? Packed with captivating photos and robust country descriptions from regional specialists, the Seventh Edition enables students to think critically about these questions and make meaningful cross-national comparisons.

Political Order in Changing Societies

Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300116205
Category: Political Science
Page: 488
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This now classic examination of the development of viable political institutions in emerging nations is an enduring contribution to modern political analysis. The foreword by Fukuyama assesses Huntingdon's achievement.