Political Polarization in American Politics

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John Sides, Daniel J. Hopkins
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Mar 12, 2015 - Political Science - 128 pages
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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Contents

Chapter 1 What we know and do not know about our polarized politics
1
Part 1 How are we polarized?
9
Part 2 Why are we polarized?
67
Part 3 Polarization abroad
113
Part 4 What can be done?
135
Index
173
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Daniel J. Hopkins is Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, USA. He contributes to The Monkey Cage and FiveThirtyEight.

John Sides is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University, USA. He is the co-author of The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election (2013). He contributes to The Monkey Cage.