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Opting out of congress : partisan polarization and the decline of moderate candidates

Author: Danielle M Thomsen
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that ideological moderates are less likely to run for Congress than those at the extremes. It provides a candidate entry explanation for why partisan polarization has continued to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle M Thomsen
ISBN: 9781107183674 1107183677 9781316880661 1316880664
OCLC Number: 1014476624
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; 1. The choices have changed; 2. Party fit and the calculus of candidacy; 3. Ideology, perceptions, and political ambition; 4. Ideological moderates won't run for Congress; 5. Where the action is: asymmetric polarization and open seats; 6. Ideological moderates won't stay in Congress; 7. The growing partisan gap in women's representation; 8. Toward a less polarized Congress?; Appendix.
Responsibility: Danielle M. Thomsen, Syracuse University.

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