Culture war?: the myth of a polarized America

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Pearson Education, 2006 - Political Science - 234 pages
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Part of the "Great Questions in Politics" series, Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America combines polling data with a compelling narrative to debunk commonly-believed myths about American politics ;particularly the claim that Americans are deeply divided in their fundamental political views.This second edition of Culture War?features a new chapter that demonstrates how the elections of 2004 reinforce the book's argument that Americans are no more divided now than they were in the past. In addition, the text has been updated throughout to reflect data from the 2004 elections.

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Review: Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (Great Questions in Politics Series)

User Review  - Robert Williamson - Goodreads

Compelling argument, although it does not address recent increases in partisanship among politicians and its possible repercussions. Read full review

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User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

There's substantial empirical evidence in this book to suggest that the political polarization that gets so much attention in the media is an illusion -- so far as everyday people are concerned. True ... Read full review


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Morris P. Fiorina is Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has published numerous books, including "Representatives, Rolls, and Constituencies"; "Congress -- Keystone of the Washington Establishment"; and most recently "Culture War: The Myth of a Polarized America," Fiorina has served on the editorial boards of a dozen journals in the field of political science, economics, law, and public policy, and he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Paul E. Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University. He received the Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science Association for his book "City Limits," and the Aaron Wildavsky Award for the best book on public policy for his "The Price of Federalism," Peterson is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bert Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College. He received his B.A. from Carleton College and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Johnson has written on federalism, intergovernmental relations, and campaign finance. D. Stephen Voss is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky, where he won the Alumni Association's Great Teacher Award in 2003. He has authored or coauthored articles in various political science journals, including the "American Journal of Political Science," "Journal of Politics," "Public Opinion Quarterly," "State Politics and Policy Quarterly," and "American Politics Research,