The Logic of American Politics (8th Edition) – Jacobson, Kernell, Smith – eBook

eBook Details

  • Authors: Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser, and Lynn Vavreck.
  • Series: Logic of American Politics
  • Format: ePub (original), PDF (Converted)
  • Publisher: CQ Press; 2nd edition
  • Publication Date: 21st March 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1506358667
  • ISBN-13: 9781506358666

A newer version is also available. See below



Gary C. Jacobson

Gary C. Jacobson

Gary C. Jacobson is a distinguished professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, where he has taught since 1979. He previously taught at the University of California at Riverside, Yale University, Trinity College, and Stanford University. Dr. Jacobson specializes in the study of U.S. elections, interest groups, parties, and Congress. He is the author of The Electoral Origins of Dividend Government: Competition in the U.S. House Elections, 1946 - 1988, and A Divider, Not a Uniter: George W. Bush and the American People, and Money in Congressional Elections: The Politics of Congressional Elections, and is co-author with Samuel Kernell of Strategy and Choice in Congressional Elections. Jacobson is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Lynn Vavreck

Samuel Kernell

Thad Kousser

This brand-new edition of the bestselling eBook The Logic of American Politics 8th edition (ePub/PDF) is wholly upgraded and covers the remarkable 2016 election results, which Trump won, with an extensive analysis of those outcomes. It arms students with a modified introduction to an institutional style that makes concepts such as command, veto, agenda control, voting guidelines, and delegation much more comfortable for college students to master and use, so they plainly 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 develop college students’ critical analyzing an easy yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems.

This new 8th edition continues to explore partisan distinctions amongst citizens and in government and highlight the progressively partisan nature of projects. By checking out concerns such as the Affordable Care Act’s distressed execution, the increasing legalization of cannabis and same-sex marriage in the states, and the dispute over migration, the ebook highlights how the institutional structures of the federal government, federalism, as well as campaigns, can help voters make sense of their options. The concluding chapter on policymaking takes a look at the apparent logic that guides American policy, as shown through concerns like healthcare reform, global environmental change, and the federal spending plan. All the students glean insights into the sources of policy issues, recognize possible services, and understand why contract on those solutions is often so difficult to attain.


The Logic of American Politics 8th edition is a well-written and thorough introduction that incorporates helpful and contemporary examples. It is the best textbook that I have come across in the subject of American politics and the discipline of political science.” — Ashley Rodriguez

I have been using The Logic of American Politics for ten years, and of all the introductory textbooks on American politics, this is the best. It has a well-carried theme throughout, is comprehensive, and always reflects updated political science research.” — Danny Hayes

The Logic of American Politics 8e is the best textbook on the market for those instructors seeking to emphasize the concepts of institutional design and collective action. This thematic focus helps introductory students truly understand the American government and politics. What is more, the text pushes students to think analytically about the topic while engaging them with both current and historical narratives in American politics.” — Patrick Wohlfarth

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