In these reviews you are to take the readings and pull out the main lessons. Where possible, make the readings speak to each other and highlight where you might improve upon the works that you read in that particular week. These are not to be simply summaries of the readings. Rather, you are to turn a critical eye to the readings and point out gaps in our understanding of the week’s topic (insofar as the scholarly literature is represented by the assigned pieces). In an effort to encourage you to focus on the ideas, rather than the authors themselves (rarely is it appropriate to construct a literature review in a “so-and-so said X, while so-and-so said Y” fashion), the authors’ names in the parenthetical citation.
IMPORTANT- “YOU DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH EVERYTHING OF THE READINGS.BUT YOU AT LEAST NEED TO SITUATE YOUR DISCUSSION OF A PARTICULAR WORK WITHIN A BROADER FRAMEWORK”.
The Readings -Lewis-Beck et al. The American Voter Revisited (2008). Ch. 6-7* I have uploaded