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Polarization : what everyone needs to know

Author: Nolan M McCarty
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Series: What everyone needs to know.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The weeks following the election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump have been a time for reflection about the state of American politics and its deep ideological, cultural, racial, regional, and economic divisions. But one aspect that the contemporary discussions often miss is that these fissures have been opening over several decades and are deeply rooted in the structure of American politics and society. Long  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nolan M McCarty
ISBN: 9780190867782 0190867787 9780190867775 0190867779
OCLC Number: 1084620764
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. What is Political Polarization? --
3. Are Partisan Elites Polarized? --
4. Is the Public Polarized? --
5. What Are The Causes of Polarization? --
6. How Does Electoral Law Affect Legislative Polarization? --
7. How Have Other Changes in American Society Affected? --
8. What are the Consequences of Polarization for Public Policy and Governance? --
9. Is the Trump Presidency a New Normal or More of the Same? --
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Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: Nolan McCarty.

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