Kenneth A. Shepsle

Kenneth A. Shepsle is the George D. Markham Professor of Government and founding member of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Politics in Plural Societies: A Theory of Democratic Instability; The Giant Jigsaw Puzzle: Democratic Committee Assignments in the Modern House; Models of Multiparty Electoral Competition; Making and Breaking Governments; and Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior, and Institutions. He has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1990, and he is the recipient of fellowships by the Hoover Institution, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

Books by Kenneth A. Shepsle

  1. Book CoverAmerican Government: Power and Purpose

    Fourteenth Full Edition

    Connects current political science to the core topics in American politics.More

  2. Book CoverAmerican Government: Power and Purpose

    Fourteenth Core Edition

    Connects current political science to the core topics in American politics.More

  3. Book CoverAmerican Government: Power and Purpose

    Brief Fourteenth Edition

    The brief text that gets students thinking analytically.More

  4. Book CoverAmerican Government: Power and Purpose

    Fifteenth Edition

    Authoritative. Analytical. Contemporary.More

  5. Book CoverAnalyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior, and Instititutions

    Second Edition

    Analyzing Politics makes the fundamentals of rational-choice theory accessible to undergraduates in clear, nontechnical language.More