The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy

The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy


  • Author: Matthew Kroenig
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre: Economics
  • File Size: 3407374 Bytes


For decades, the reigning scholarly wisdom about nuclear weapons policy has been that the United States only needs the ability to absorb an enemy nuclear attack and still be able to respond with a devastating counterattack. So long as the US, or any other nation, retains such an assured retaliation capability, no sane leader would intentionally launch a nuclear attack against it, and nuclear deterrence will hold. According to this theory, possessing more weapons than necessary for a second-strike capability is illogical. This argument is reasonable, but, when compared to the empirical record, it raises an important puzzle. Empirically, we see that the United States has always maintained a nuclear posture that is much more robust than a mere second-s...

Dying to Win

Dying to Win


  • Author: Robert Pape
  • Release Date : 2005-05-24
  • Genre: Political Science
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Suicide terrorism is rising around the world, but there is great confusion as to why. In this paradigm-shifting analysis, University of Chicago political scientist Robert Pape has collected groundbreaking evidence to explain the strategic, social, and individual factors responsible for this growing threat.One of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, Professor Pape has created the first comprehensive database of every suicide terrorist attack in the world from 1980 until today. With striking clarity and precision, Professor Pape uses this unprecedented research to debunk widely held misconceptions about the nature of suicide terrorism and provide a new lens that makes sense of the threat we face.FACT: Suicide terrorism is not primarily a ...

The Logic of American Politics

The Logic of American Politics


  • Author : Samuel Kernell
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544366623


The Logic of American Politics Book Description :

Why does the American political system work the way it does? Find the answers in The Logic of American Politics. This best-selling text arms you with a toolkit of institutional design concepts—command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, and delegation—that help you recognize how the American political system was designed and why it works the way it does. The authors build your critical thinking through a simple yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems. Thoroughly updated to account for the most recent events and data, the Ninth Edition explores the increase in political polarization, the growing emotional involvement people have to politics, Americans’ reactions to changing demographics, the partisan politics of ...

The Logic of American Politics

The Logic of American Politics


  • Author : Samuel Kernell
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506358642


The Logic of American Politics Book Description :

This new edition of the bestselling The Logic of American Politics is thoroughly updated and covers the dramatic 2016 election results with a thorough analysis of those results. It arms students with a revised introduction to institutional design that makes concepts such as command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, and delegation easier for students to master and apply, so they clearly see how the American political system was devised and why it works the way it does. Authors Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser, and Lynn Vavreck build students' critical thinking through a simple yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems. This new edition continues to delve into partisan differences among voters and in gover...

The Logic of American Politics

The Logic of American Politics


  • Author : Samuel Kernell
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483319858


The Logic of American Politics Book Description :

Now featuring the logic of policymaking! Praised for its engaging narrative, The Logic of American Politics hooks students with great storytelling while giving them a taste of real political science. Students come to understand why institutional design concepts like voting rules and delegation help explain why the American political system works the way it does. The authors build students' critical thinking skills through a simple yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems. The Seventh Edition continues to delve into partisan differences among voters and in government, exploring issues such as the Affordable Care Act’s troubled implementation, the increasing legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage in the states,...

Principles and Practice of American Politics  Classic and Contemporary Readings  5th Edition

Principles and Practice of American Politics Classic and Contemporary Readings 5th Edition


  • Author : Samuel Kernell
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452226286


Principles and Practice of American Politics Classic and Contemporary Readings 5th Edition Book Description :

Combining timeless readings with cutting-edge, current selections, Kernell and Smith bring judicious editing and important context for students learning the ropes of American government. This collection effectively examines the strategic behavior of key players in American politics, showing that political actors, though motivated by their own interests, are governed by the Constitution, the law, and institutional rules, as well as influenced by the strategies of others. The 5th edition features 17 new readings, including 5 pieces written specifically for this volume. True to form, each and every selection is artfully framed by Kernell and SmithÆs headnotes, providing an invaluable grounding for todayÆs students....

Golden Rule

Golden Rule


  • Author : Thomas Ferguson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226162010


Golden Rule Book Description :

"To discover who rules, follow the gold." This is the argument of Golden Rule, a provocative, pungent history of modern American politics. Although the role big money plays in defining political outcomes has long been obvious to ordinary Americans, most pundits and scholars have virtually dismissed this assumption. Even in light of skyrocketing campaign costs, the belief that major financial interests primarily determine who parties nominate and where they stand on the issues—that, in effect, Democrats and Republicans are merely the left and right wings of the "Property Party"—has been ignored by most political scientists. Offering evidence ranging from the nineteenth century to the 1994 mid-term elections, Golden Rule shows that voters are "righ...

Principles and Practice of American Politics

Principles and Practice of American Politics


  • Author : Samuel Kernell
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506390505


Principles and Practice of American Politics Book Description :

Combining timeless readings with cutting-edge articles and essays, Principles and Practice of American Politics, Seventh Edition, enriches your understanding of the American political system by examining the strategic behavior of key players in U.S. politics. This collection of classic and contemporary readings brings concepts to life by providing you with real examples of how political actors are influenced by the strategies of others and are governed by the Constitution, the law, and institutional rules. Carefully edited by award-winning authors Samuel Kernell and Steven S. Smith, each reading is put into context to help you understand how political actions fall within a major national political forum. New to the Seventh Edition Nine new and update...

The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy

The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy


  • Author : Matthew Kroenig
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Nuclear warfare
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190849184


The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy Book Description :

"What kind of nuclear strategy and posture does the United States need to defend itself and its allies? Contrary to conventional wisdom, this book explains why a robust nuclear posture, above and beyond a mere second-strike capability, contributes to a state's national security goals" (ed.)....

The Logic of Japanese Politics
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The Logic of Japanese Politics


  • Author : Gerald L. Curtis
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-11-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231108430


The Logic of Japanese Politics Book Description :

Widely recognized both in America and Japan for his insider knowledge and penetrating analyses of Japanese politics, Gerald Curtis is the political analyst best positioned to explore the complexities of the Japanese political scene today. Curtis has personally known most of the key players in Japanese politics for more than thirty years, and he draws on their candid comments to provide invaluable and graphic insights into the world of Japanese politics. By relating the behavior of Japanese political leaders to the institutions within which they must operate, Curtis makes sense out of what others have regarded as enigmatic or illogical. He utilizes his skills as a scholar and his knowledge of the inner workings of the Japanese political system to high...