Here’s what I’ve got for my fall graduate seminar thus far:
- Shepsle and Boncheck, Analyzing Politics.
- Buchanan and Tullock, The Calculus of Consent.
- Farrell, Electoral Systems: A Comparative Introduction.
- Krehbiel, Information and Legislative Organization.
- Aldrich, Why Parties?: The Origin and Transformation of Political Parties in America.
Obviously that doesn’t include articles yet, but I don’t need to figure those out until August or so. Obviously I'm trying to bring in a lot of rational choice here, since our undergraduates really don't get any of that as far as I know; I figure I can get away without Arrow and Downs since Shelpsle and Boncheck cover that territory, but I want something on election systems and I’ve used Farrell before and am happy with his treatment. So, any suggestions?