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Solutions to political polarization in America

Author: Nathaniel Persily
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume assembles several of the nation's top analysts of polarization in American politics. However, unlike the many other volumes written on this subject, this book focuses on solutions to polarization. As such, it necessarily takes these authors, who more often analyze causes and consequences than propose remedies, out of their comfort zone. Debunking conventional wisdom and warning of unintended  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Persily
ISBN: 9781107087118 1107087112 9781107451919 1107451914
OCLC Number: 894539861
Description: xi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Nathaniel Persily --
Causes and consequences of polarization / Michael J. Barber and Nolan McCarty --
Confronting asymmetric polarization / Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson --
Reforming the Electoral System. Polarization and democratization / Arend Lijphart --
Eroding the electoral foundations of partisan polarization / Gary C. Jacobson --
Solutions to polarization / Elaine C. Kamarck --
Geography and gridlock in the United States / Jonathan Rodden --
Strengthening Parties. Stronger parties as a solution to polarization / Nathaniel Persily --
Reducing polarization by making parties stronger / Nolan McCarty --
Focus on political fragmentation, not polarization : re-empower party leadership / Richard H. Pildes --
Two approaches to lessening the effects of partisanship / Bruce Cain --
Empowering and Informing Moderate Voters. Data science for the people / Adam Bonica --
Using mobilization, media, and motivation to curb political polarization / Markus Prior and Natalie Jomini Stroud --
Lowering Barriers to Policy Making. Beyond confrontation and gridlock : making democracy work for the American people / Alan I. Abramowitz --
American political parties : exceptional no more / David Karol --
Partisan polarization and the Senate syndrome / Steven S. Smith --
Finding the center : empowering the latent majority / Russell Muirhead --
Making deals in Congress / Sarah A. Binder and Frances E. Lee --
Helping Congress negotiate / Jane Mansbridge --
Staying private / George C. Edwards III.
Responsibility: edited by Nathaniel Persily.
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This volume assembles several top analysts of American politics to focus on solutions to polarization. The proposals range from constitutional change to good-government reforms to measures to  Read more...

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