Principles and Practice of American Politics; Classic and ContemporaryReadings 6ed

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Principles and Practice of American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings combines timeless readings with cutting-edge, current selections. Authors Samuel Kernell and Steven S. Smith bring judicious editing and important context for students learning the ropes of American government, and in this Sixth Edition feature 11 new readings, including 6 pieces written specifically for this volume. True to form, each and every selection is artfully framed by the editors’ headnotes, providing students with a valuable introduction to the topic.

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Samuel Kernell is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, where he has taught since 1977. Previously, he taught at the University of Mississippi and the University of Minnesota. Kernell’s research interests focus on the presidency and American political history. His previous books include Going Public: New Strategies of Presidential Leadership, 3rd edition; an edited collection of essays, James Madison: The Theory and Practice of Republican Government; and, with Gary C. Jacobson, The Logic of American Politics, 7th edition, and Strategy and Choice in Congressional Elections, 2nd edition. Kernell’s most recent book, Party Ballots, Reform and the Transformation of American Politics, (2015, with Erik Engstrom), won the APSA′s David Greenstone Award for the best book in politics and history.

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"I love Kernell and Smith. It helps me to connect the things that political scientists have to say about politics with what students think they know about politics." Author: Marc Hetherington

"The best thing about Principles and Practice is that it provides key excerpts from some of the most important political science articles in American politics. A ten-page reading is much more productive for students than the entire article, especially for undergrads." Author: Aaron King, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

"I use Principles and Practice as a reader to stimulate discussion and encourage students to wrestle with some of the fundamental debates about how the political process works. I also like to use it as a way to introduce students to empirical approaches to answering questions about American government." Author: David Doherty

"I am pleased with Principles and Practice in American Politics, and my students are as well. It has lots of different options per topic and does a good job of blending contemporary pieces with classics." Author: Logan Dancey

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