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Political polarization in American politics

Author: John Sides; Daniel J Hopkins
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, and imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2015. ©2015
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"Political Polarization in American Politics provides short, accessible chapters about the nature and extent of political polarization within the American public and in American political institutions. These chapters capture the central ideas and debates in political science research on polarization, and are written by leading scholars in this subfield. Each chapter is accompanied by discussion questions and a guide  Read more...
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Political polarization in American politics.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2015
(DLC) 2014041000
(OCoLC)897016361
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Sides; Daniel J Hopkins
ISBN: 9781501306297 1501306294 9781501306266 150130626X 1501306286 9781501306280
OCLC Number: 903644146
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 175 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Preface --
Contributors --
Chapter 1 What we know and do not know about our polarized politics --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Part 1 How are we polarized? --
Chapter 2 Partisan warfare is the problem --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 3 How US state legislatures are polarized and getting more polarized --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 4 Our politics is polarized on more issues than ever before --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 5 How politically moderate are Americans? Less than it seems --
Christopher Hare and Keith T. Poole --
Discussion question --
Further reading --
Chapter 6 Americans are not polarized, just better sorted --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 7 Are politicians and activists reliably "more extreme" than voters? A skeptical perspective --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 8 Party polarization is making us more prejudiced --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 9 Politics stops at the water's edge? Not recently --
Discussion question --
Further reading --
Part 2 Why are we polarized? --
Chapter 10 The two key factors behind our polarized politics --
Discussion question --
Further reading --
Chapter 11 American politics is more competitive than ever, and that is making partisanship worse --
Discussion question --
Further reading --
Chapter 12 How race and religion have polarized American voters --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 13 How ideological activists constructed our polarized parties --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 14 How better educated whites are driving political polarization --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 15 Are Fox and MSNBC polarizing America? --
Discussion questions --
Further reading. Chapter 16 Why you should not blame polarization on partisan news --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 17 The media make us think we are more polarized than we really are --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Part 3 Polarization abroad --
Chapter 18 Sure, Congress is polarized. But other legislatures are more so --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 19 Canada is polarizing-and it is because of the parties --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 20 In Britain, polarization could be the solution --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Part 4 What can be done? --
Chapter 21 Our politics may be polarized, but that is nothing new --
Discussion question --
Further reading --
Chapter 22 Polarization in Congress has risen sharply. Where is it going next? --
Discussion question --
Further reading --
Chapter 23 Can young voters break the cycle of polarization? --
Discussion question --
Further reading --
Chapter 24 How to fix our polarized politics? Strengthen political parties --
Discussion question --
Further reading --
Chapter 25 Our political parties are networked, not fragmented --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Chapter 26 Gridlock is bad. The alternative is worse --
Discussion question --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel J. Hopkins and John Sides.

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"Political Polarization in American Politics provides short, accessible chapters about the nature and extent of political polarization within the American public and in American political institutions. These chapters capture the central ideas and debates in political science research on polarization, and are written by leading scholars in this subfield. Each chapter is accompanied by discussion questions and a guide to further reading, making this a great addition to any course looking at issues of polarization"--

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