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Party politics

Author: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenhaven Publishing, 2021.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First edition
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"The establishment and evolution of political parties in the United States can be more than a little confusing to today's students. This anthology of essays offers a diverse array of perspectives that explore political parties in America. What purpose do political parties serve? Do they encourage corruption? Why are there only two major parties, and is that why the country is so divided? Given today's volatile  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult works
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult fiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
ISBN: 9781534506855 1534506853 9781534506848 1534506845
OCLC Number: 1134458956
Description: 175 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: What purpose do political parties serve in the United States? Political parties play a powerful role in the American political system / Tom Murse ; The influence of political parties is weaker with millennials / Peter Levine ; Political polarization damages democracy / Jennifer Lynn McCoy ; Political parties in the US have a long and often confusing history / The Edge ; Maybe we're not so polarized after all / Clifton B. Parker --
Do political parties encourage corruption? Political parties sometimes encourage lack of voter participation / Sean McElwee ; The 2016 Democratic primary was rigged / Heather Gautney ; Bernie Sanders isn't much of a Democrat, but he doesn't have to be / Linda Qiu ; Political corruption in the Post-Civil War era led to dramatic political realignments / P. Scott Corbett, Volker Janssen, John M. Lund, Todd Pfannestiel, Paul Vickery, and Sylvie Waskiewicz ; Rollbacks of post-Watergate reforms have eroded US democracy / Charles Lewis ; Members of Congress respond to more than money--sometimes / Jan Leighley and Jennifer Oser --
Would the United States benefit from a multi-party political system? US political parties may be too democratic / Daniel DiSalvo ; A multi-party system is necessary for a true democracy / George Cheung ; US political problems are more complex than just a lack of a meaningful third party / Sarah Shair-Rosenfield ; Both of the major parties in the United States are losing voters / Lawrence Davidson ; Two-party system? Americans might be ready for eight / Domenico Montanaro ; The two-party system is baked into US politics / Lumen Learning --
Can the United States transcend party politics? Ballot initiative can transcend political polarization / Sarah Holdernov ; America's polarization has more to do with personal identity than political ideology / George Hawley ; Collective action that can make tangible improvements in people's lives improves political participation / Ethan Frey ; Non-partisan "get out the vote" (GOTV) efforts may offer the most hope in increasing voter turnout / Kelly Born ; Healing the nation's divisions will require promoting our joint interests / Sheri Berman --
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Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Other Titles: Party politics (Greenhaven Publishing)
Responsibility: Avery Elizabeth Hurt, book editor.

Abstract:

"The establishment and evolution of political parties in the United States can be more than a little confusing to today's students. This anthology of essays offers a diverse array of perspectives that explore political parties in America. What purpose do political parties serve? Do they encourage corruption? Why are there only two major parties, and is that why the country is so divided? Given today's volatile political climate, can the United States come together and transcend party politics? Viewpoints written by experts in the field attempt to address these questions, while chapter prefaces and viewpoint introductions provide context"--

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