American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings

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9780618123070: American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings

Created to supplement any main text, this comprehensive reader offers a broad selection of classic and current documents, as well as analytical essays on current political issues. Introductions at the opening of each chapter highlight critical reading and thinking skills and help students understand the material in the text.

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Allan Cigler is a well-known scholar whose areas of interest include political parties and electoral behavior. He teaches at the University of Kansas and is the series editor of the Houghton Mifflin New Directions in Political Behavior series.

Burdett A. Loomis is a professor of political science at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. form the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1974, served as an American Political Science Congressional Fellow in 1975-1976, and has taught at the University of Kansas since 1979. He has written on a variety of topics, including Congress, interest groups, state legislatures, and public policy. In 1984, Loomis directed the Congressional Management Project, which produced the first of many editions of SETTING COURSE: A CONGRESSIONAL MANAGEMENT GUIDE. Aside from teaching courses on congressional politics, interest groups, and policy making, since 1983 Loomis has directed public internship programs in Washington and Topeka. He currently serves as chair of the political science department and Interim Director of the Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy at the University of Kansas.

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I like the Cigler and Loomis text because its selection of current readings tends to be better than other texts. They are not so current that they relate only to today's issues, but they are also useful for the student in terms of understanding American politics.

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