The Logic of American Politics

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CQ Press, 2000 - United States - 573 pages
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For all their complexity, there is a logic and rationale embedded in American institutions and political processes. The Logic of American Politics is a refreshingly accessible and engaging book that explores this underlying logic and leads readers toward a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of American government.

The Logic of American Politics poses many provocative questions that encourage readers to think critically and actively about our system of government. For example, why do so many citizens fail to exercise their cherished right to vote? Or, why don't we do more to stop pollution from cars, since we all agree on what causes it and how harmful it is?

The Logic of American Politics covers all the important topics from constitutional development to governmental institutions to political processes. The book is written as a narrative but is designed for easy reference. The text is supplemented by abundant illustrations throughout: tables, figures, maps, cartoons, and photos.

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Review: The Logic of American Politics, 6th Edition

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Completed for my government class, this textbook is not helpful when you have a good lecturer. I wish I had been asked to read something else as my main text, but I finished the dang thing, so there. Read full review


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Samuel Kernell is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

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