The most comprehensive reader for courses in American government, The Enduring Debate, Fifth Edition, balances classic and contemporary selections from a variety of scholarly and popular sources―with forty percent of the readings new to this edition.Each chapter presents at least two readings in debate-style format, encouraging students to read critically and explore the different sides of issues.
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David T. Canon is professor and department chair of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His teaching and research interests focus on American political institutions, especially Congress, and racial representation. He is the author of Actors, Athletes, and Astronauts: Political Amateurs in the United States Congress; Race, Redistricting, and Representation: The Unintended Consequences of Black Majority Districts (winner of the Richard F. Fenno Prize); The Dysfunctional Congress? (with Kenneth Mayer); and various articles and book chapters. He served a term as the Congress editor of Legislative Studies Quarterly. He is an AP consultant and has taught in the University of Wisconsin AP Summer Institute for U.S. Government and Politics since 1997. Professor Canon is the recipient of a University of Wisconsin Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award.Review:
The best selection yet of readings necessary for an introduction to American politics and highly appropriate for undergraduates. -- Mark P. Petracca, University of California, Irvine
This is an excellent book; presenting the issues before the "debate" from several different perspectives is a fine idea. -- Gloria T. Cohen-Dion, Bloomsburg University
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