Political Polarization in American Politics
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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Part 1 How are we polarized?
Part 2 Why are we polarized?
Part 3 Polarization abroad
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