Samuel H. Kernell ; Gary C. Jacobson ; Thad Kousser ; Lynn Vavreck ; Timothy R. Johnson
Why does the political system in the United States function in the way that it does?
The book “The Logic of American Politics” contains the solutions. This best-selling book provides you with a “toolkit” of institutional design concepts, such as command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, and delegation, to assist you in gaining an understanding of how the political system in the United States was constructed and why it functions in the manner in which it does. Your analytical thinking will be strengthened by the authors' use of an idea that is deceptively straightforward but profound: politics is about finding solutions to issues involving collective action. This thoroughly updated Tenth Edition takes into consideration the most recent events and data, such as the increase in political polarization, the nation's reaction to changing demographics, and the increasing emotional involvement of Americans in politics. This best-selling book offers you the resources you require to make sense of the government they have by providing a fresh analysis of the results of the 2020 election.