Welcome to the SAGE companion site for The Logic of American Politics, Tenth Edition!

Find the answers in The Logic of American Politics. This bestselling text arms students with a "toolkit" of institutional design concepts—command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, and delegation—that help them recognize how the American political system was designed and why it works the way it does. The authors build students' critical thinking through a simple yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems. This Tenth Edition provides a revised introduction to institutional design concepts that makes them easier for students to master and apply. Thoroughly updated to account for the most recent events and data, including the continued increase in political polarization, how Americans and politicians are reacting to the changing demographics happening alongside the growing emotional involvement people have to politics, and 2020 election results and analysis, Logic's Tenth Edition provides the tools students need to make sense of the government they have.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser, Lynn Vavreck and Timothy R. Johnson for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.