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American Government: Power and Purpose, 11th editionby Theodore J. Lowi
Synopses & Reviews
'In this major revision, new co-author Stephen Ansolabehere sharpens the contemporary analytical perspective in the political behavior chapters, and a new primer on \'Analyzing Evidence\' in Chapter 1 sets the stage for sections in every chapter that highlight the political science behind the findings reported in the text. Throughout the book, the authors have integrated the popular Five Principles of Politics framework more deeply into each chapter\"s analysis.
'The best text for teaching students to think analytically about American politics.\n
About the Author
'Theodore J. Lowihas been John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University since 1972. He was elected President of the American Political Science Association in 1990 and was cited as the political scientist who made the most significant contribution to the field during the decade of the 1970s. He is currently first vice president of the International Political Science Association and a member of its research committee on world pluralism and minority representation. Among his numerous books are The End of Liberalismand The Pursuit of Justice, on which he collaborated with Robert F. Kennedy.Benjamin Ginsbergis David Bernstein Professor of Politics at The John Hopkins University and the author of numerous books, including The Captive Publicand Politics by Other Means.Kenneth A. Shepsleis the George D. Markham Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Politics in Plural Societies: A Theory of Democratic Instability, The Giant Jigsaw Puzzle: Democratic Committee Assignments in the Modern House, Models of Multiparty Electoral Competition, and Making and Breaking Governments. He has edited The Congressional Budget Process: Some Views from the Inside, Political Equilibrium, Perspectives on Positive Political Economy, and Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Government. He has also authored numerous articles on formal political theory, congressional politics, public policy, and political economy. He is the co-author of the successful undergraduate text Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior, and Institutions.Stephen Ansolabehereis coauthor of The Media Gameand Going Negative: How Political Advertising Alienates and Polarizes the American Electorate.'
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