Principles and Practice of American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings is an engaging collection of readings that balances "classics" of political science with more contemporary analyses of current politics and public policy, such as the CQ Weekly. The organization of Principles and Practice complements most introductory American government texts as many readings explore basic principles and contemporary developments. Other selections examining the strategic behavior of key players in American politics help to reinforce themes developed in CQ Press's introductory text, Samuel Kernell and Gary C. Jacobson's The Logic of American Politics, that in turn explores the underlying logic or rationale-embedded in American political institutions and processes at work today. Professors who adopt both Logic and Principles and Practice for their American Government courses can order both books shrink wrapped together at a special savings (see below).
Kernell and Smith provide introductions to all selections in Principles and Practice. Many readings are excerpted to present the essential arguments of the authors while they maintain the flow of the original pieces. A guide to using Principles and Practice with The Logic of American Politics is also included.
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