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American Government - A Brief Introduction (Paperback, Brief Fifteenth Edition): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth... American Government - A Brief Introduction (Paperback, Brief Fifteenth Edition)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen Ansolabehere
R2,031 Discovery Miles 20 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why does the American political system work the way it does? This major revision brings a renewed focus to the institutions, processes and data that illuminate big questions about governance and representation in the United States. With a new adaptive learning tool, this edition does more than ever to help students understand how American government developed over time and how it works today.

Analyzing Politics - Rationality, Behavior, and Instititutions (Paperback, Second Edition): Kenneth A. Shepsle Analyzing Politics - Rationality, Behavior, and Instititutions (Paperback, Second Edition)
Kenneth A. Shepsle
R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Through case studies, illustrations, and examples, the author provides students with the means to analyze a wide variety of situations. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to include updated cases and examples, new problem sets and discussion questions, and new "Experimental Corner" sections at the end of many chapters, describing experiments from social science literature.

Rule Breaking and Political Imagination (Paperback): Kenneth A. Shepsle Rule Breaking and Political Imagination (Paperback)
Kenneth A. Shepsle
R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Imagination may be thought of as a 'work-around.' It is a resourceful tactic to 'undo' a rule by creating a path around it without necessarily defying it...Transgression, on the other hand, is rule breaking. There is no pretense of reinterpretation; it is defiance pure and simple. Whether imagination or disobedience is the source, constraints need not constrain, ties need not bind. So writes Kenneth A. Shepsle in his introduction to Rule Breaking and Political Imagination. Institutions are thought to channel the choices of individual actors. But what about when they do not? Throughout history, leaders and politicians have used imagination and transgression to break with constraints upon their agency. Shepsle ranges from ancient Rome to the United States Senate, and from Lyndon B. Johnson to the British House of Commons. He also explores rule breaking in less formal contexts, such as vigilantism in the Old West and the CIA's actions in the wake of 9/11. Entertaining and thought-provoking, Rule Breaking and Political Imagination will prompt a reassessment of the nature of institutions and remind us of the critical role of political mavericks.

American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, Fifteenth Edition): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A.... American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, Fifteenth Edition)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen Ansolabehere
R2,389 Discovery Miles 23 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thoroughly updated based on recent scholarship and current events, American Government: Power and Purpose remains the gold standard for teaching a political scientific perspective on American government. Thorough analysis of the 2018 midterm elections and the first years of the Trump presidency make this revision more current and authoritative than ever.

American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, Core Fifteenth Edition): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A.... American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, Core Fifteenth Edition)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen Ansolabehere
R2,246 Discovery Miles 22 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thoroughly updated based on recent scholarship and current events, American Government: Power and Purpose remains the gold standard for teaching a political scientific perspective on American government. Thorough analysis of the 2018 midterm elections and the first years of the Trump presidency make this revision more current and authoritative than ever.

Rational Choice Politics (Hardcover, Four-Volume Set ed.): Keith Dowding, Torun Dewan, Kenneth A. Shepsle Rational Choice Politics (Hardcover, Four-Volume Set ed.)
Keith Dowding, Torun Dewan, Kenneth A. Shepsle
R20,743 Discovery Miles 207 430 Out of stock

The formal modeling techniques of rational choice theory have become central to the discipline of political science, for example with regard to the understanding of the working of legislatures, coalition governments, executive-bureaucracy relations or electoral systems. The collection includes the very best work in this field, as well as an editors' introduction to each volume that describes the importance of the articles and their place in political science. Volume I: Social Choice and Equilibrium Volume II: Voting, Elections and Electoral Systems Volume III: Legislatures and Pressure Politics Volume IV: Bureaucracy, Constitutional Arrangements and the State

Positive Theories of Congressional Institutions (Paperback, New): Kenneth A. Shepsle, Barry R. Weingast Positive Theories of Congressional Institutions (Paperback, New)
Kenneth A. Shepsle, Barry R. Weingast
R778 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R68 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An ambitious synthesis, Positive Theories of Congressional Institutions attempts to reconcile a number of rational choice viewpoints to produce a comprehensive look at congressional institutions. While most theorists have presented their work as exclusive alternatives for understanding Congress, this volume reconsiders that basic premise. If in fact these approaches are mutually exclusive, what evidence favors one over the other? Could it be that these views focus on different aspects of a more complex puzzle? Kenneth A. Shepsle and Barry R. Weingast have assembled leading proponents of rational choice approaches to debate these issues. Some emphasize the problems of legislative decisionmaking under uncertainty and the role institutions play in providing incentives for relevant actors to provide information. Other theorists focus on political parties and emphasize the conditions under which parties exercise institutional authority and monitor institutional practices (or fail to do so). Still others investigate legislative delegation, both within and without the legislature. In debating the relationships between these research strands, the contributors not only provide powerful evidence for the power of formal modelling but also invite those involved in other modes of research to join the discussion. Thus the volume suggests how a more satisfying and complete model might emerge. Positive Theories of Congressional Institutions is a timely volume that will provide the foundation for all future work in this area. Contributors include John H. Aldrich, David P. Baron, Gary W. Cox, John A. Ferejohn, Morris P. Fiorina, Thomas W. Gilligan, Keith Krehbiel, John Londregan, Arthur Lupia, Mathew D. McCubbins, Forrest Maltzman, David W. Rohde, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Barbara Sinclair, Steven S. Smith, James Snyder, and Barry R. Weingast. Kenneth A. Shepsle is Professor of Government, Harvard University. Barry R. Weingast is Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, core 7th ed): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, core 7th ed)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle
R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Out of stock

Since its initial publication in 1990, American Government has set the standard for American government texts with its distinctive historical and institutional approach. The Seventh Edition raises the bar yet again with the addition of new coauthor Kenneth A. Shepsle and a thorough renewal of the text. New to the Seventh Edition are increased attention to the analytic narrative; emphasis on fundamental, underlying principles of politics; and a critical examination of institutional reform. With meaningful pedagogy throughout the text and an outstanding multimedia instructional package, American Government leads students to analyze the core principles of politics and to understand how these principles influence American political development. Available with chapters on policy (Seventh Edition) and without (Core Seventh Edition).

K: Positive Political Economy II (Hardcover): Kenneth A. Shepsle K: Positive Political Economy II (Hardcover)
Kenneth A. Shepsle; Edited by J. Ferejohn
R6,046 Discovery Miles 60 460 Out of stock

The emergence of 'positive' political economy has been one of the most dramatic developments in contemporary economics and these volumes include some of the foundational works in this area.

Perspectives on Positive Political Economy (Paperback): James E Alt, Kenneth A. Shepsle Perspectives on Positive Political Economy (Paperback)
James E Alt, Kenneth A. Shepsle
R744 Discovery Miles 7 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume serves as an introduction to the new field of positive political economy and the various economic and political processes with which it is concerned. Grounded in the rational-actor methodology of microeconomics, positive political economy is devoted to the dual analysis of the role of economic behavior in political processes and of political behavior and constraints in economic exchange. The field has focused on three main subjects of study: models of collective action in industrialized democracies; the organization of markets and alternative mechanisms of exchange in the Third World; and the analysis of the role of transaction costs in the development and functioning of political and economic institutions. Developments in all of these areas are covered in the book. In the first part of the book, two chapters are devoted to explaining the evolution of the positive political economy approach; the first chapter focusing on microfoundations and the second on macrophenomena. In the second part of the book, three chapters demonstrate applications of the approach to the analysis of various forms of economic and political organizations. In the concluding section, four chapters discuss the research programs that have developed out of four different focuses of analysis: individual decision, exchange transactions, rent-seeking and indivisibilities.

Making and Breaking Governments - Cabinets and Legislatures in Parliamentary Democracies (Hardcover, New): Michael Laver,... Making and Breaking Governments - Cabinets and Legislatures in Parliamentary Democracies (Hardcover, New)
Michael Laver, Kenneth A. Shepsle
R1,407 Discovery Miles 14 070 Out of stock

Making and Breaking Governments offers a theoretical argument about how parliamentary parties form governments, deriving from the political and social context of such government formation its generic sequential process. Based on their policy preferences, and their beliefs about what policies will be forthcoming from different conceivable governments, parties behave strategically in the game in which government portfolios are allocated. The authors construct a mathematical model of allocation of ministerial portfolios, formulated as a noncooperative game, and derive equilibria. They also derive a number of empirical hypotheses about outcomes of this game, which they then test with data drawn from most of the postwar European parliamentary democracies. The book concludes with a number of observations about departmentalistic tendencies and centripetal forces in parliamentary regimes.

Making and Breaking Governments - Cabinets and Legislatures in Parliamentary Democracies (Paperback, New): Michael Laver,... Making and Breaking Governments - Cabinets and Legislatures in Parliamentary Democracies (Paperback, New)
Michael Laver, Kenneth A. Shepsle
R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Making and Breaking Governments offers a theoretical argument about how parliamentary democracy works. The authors formulate a theoretical model of how parties create new governments and either maintain them in office or, after a resignation or no-confidence vote, replace them. The theory involves strategic interaction, derives consequences, formulates empirical hypotheses on the basis of these, and tests the hypotheses with data drawn from the postwar European experience with parliamentary democracy.

Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Government (Paperback, New): Michael Laver, Kenneth A. Shepsle Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Government (Paperback, New)
Michael Laver, Kenneth A. Shepsle
R752 Discovery Miles 7 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the key constitutional features of a parliamentary democracy is that the political executive, or cabinet, derives its mandate from - and is politically responsible to - the legislature. What makes a parliamentary democracy democratic is that, once a legislative election has been held, the new legislature has the power to dismiss the incumbent executive and replace it with a new one. Moreover, it sits essentially as a court, passing continual judgement on the record of the executive, and continuous sentence on its future prospects. That is how citizens, indirectly, choose and control their government. But the relationship between legislature and executive is not one-sided. The executive typically has the authority to recommend dissolution of parliament and is usually drawn from the parliament. Executive personnel, therefore, have intimate familiarity with parliamentary practices; and for their part, parliamentary personnel aspire to executive appointments. Surprisingly little is known about the constitutional relationship between legislature and executive in parliamentary regimes; the present volume seeks to remedy this.

Rule Breaking and Political Imagination (Hardcover): Kenneth A. Shepsle Rule Breaking and Political Imagination (Hardcover)
Kenneth A. Shepsle
R1,305 Discovery Miles 13 050 Out of stock

Imagination may be thought of as a 'work-around.' It is a resourceful tactic to 'undo' a rule by creating a path around it without necessarily defying it...Transgression, on the other hand, is rule breaking. There is no pretense of reinterpretation; it is defiance pure and simple. Whether imagination or disobedience is the source, constraints need not constrain, ties need not bind. So writes Kenneth A. Shepsle in his introduction to Rule Breaking and Political Imagination. Institutions are thought to channel the choices of individual actors. But what about when they do not? Throughout history, leaders and politicians have used imagination and transgression to break with constraints upon their agency. Shepsle ranges from ancient Rome to the United States Senate, and from Lyndon B. Johnson to the British House of Commons. He also explores rule breaking in less formal contexts, such as vigilantism in the Old West and the CIA's actions in the wake of 9/11. Entertaining and thought-provoking, Rule Breaking and Political Imagination will prompt a reassessment of the nature of institutions and remind us of the critical role of political mavericks.

American Government - Power and Purpose (Hardcover, 15th ed.): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen... American Government - Power and Purpose (Hardcover, 15th ed.)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen Ansolabehere
R2,784 Discovery Miles 27 840 Out of stock
American Government - A Brief Introduction (Loose-leaf, 15th Brief Fifteenth ed.): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth... American Government - A Brief Introduction (Loose-leaf, 15th Brief Fifteenth ed.)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen Ansolabehere
R1,583 Discovery Miles 15 830 Out of stock
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