This collection effectively examines the strategic behaviour 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. In this sixth edition of Principles and Practice of American Politics, the articles selected reflect the changing federal-state relationship; the continuing debates over the polarization of the American electorate and Congress; the role of media in influencing public views of politicians and issues; and the ever-evolving state of civil rights and civil liberties. Each and every selection is artfully framed by Kernell and Smith's contextual headnotes and 7 of the readings are written specifically for the volume. It's the perfect companion volume for The Logic of American Politics.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 231 x 190 x 20 mm
Edition: 6th Revised edition
"The best thing about Principles and Practice is that it provides key excerpts from some of the most important political science articles in American politics. A ten-page reading is much more productive for students than the entire article, especially for undergrads." -- Aaron King, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
"I use Principles and Practice as a reader to stimulate discussion and encourage students to wrestle with some of the fundamental debates about how the political process works. I also like to use it as a way to introduce students to empirical approaches to answering questions about American government." -- David Doherty
"I am pleased with Principles and Practice in American Politics, and my students are as well. It has lots of different options per topic and does a good job of blending contemporary pieces with classics." -- Logan Dancey
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