The Polarized Public?: Why Our Government is So Dysfunctional

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Pearson, 2013 - Political Science - 148 pages
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Debuting in its first edition, The Polarized Public takes an in-depth look at the seemingly irreconcilable divide between Republicans and Democrats and argues that bi-partisanship remains elusive, not because of politicians in the capitol, but because of the American public and their fixation on party membership and loyalty. How did this intense polarization develop? How has it influenced the current political climate? How will it evolve and affect the upcoming presidential and congressional elections? Alan Abramowitz addresses all of these questions among others in this new, eye-opening addition to The Great Questions in Politics series.

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You missed the boat. What you state is the symptom, that public is divided. The media and the individual parties caused this by their own divisiveness and the way they both conduct business and what they "feed" to the public. It's been long time to televise and record meetings for the public to see what our elected officials are doing and saying behind closed doors. The system is broken and dysfunctional now and needs major revamp. 

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