Here’s the current iteration of the book list. I’m also thinking of having the students write a book review each of an additional book not on this list.
- Shepsle and Boncheck, Analyzing Politics.
- Buchanan and Tullock, The Calculus of Consent.
- Farrell, Electoral Systems: A Comparative Introduction.
- Cox and McCubbins,
Setting the AgendaLegislative Leviathan (replacing Krehbiel, one of whose books will probably become a book review).
- Aldrich, Why Parties?: The Origin and Transformation of Political Parties in America.
- Baum, The Puzzle of Judicial Behavior, per comments from commenter “prison rodeo” who correctly lamented the lack of anything on the judiciary.
- Skowronek, The Politics Presidents Make, because I need something on the presidency and this one looks promising.