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The Resource Polarized : making sense of a divided America, James E. Campbell

Polarized : making sense of a divided America, James E. Campbell

Label
Polarized : making sense of a divided America
Title
Polarized
Title remainder
making sense of a divided America
Statement of responsibility
James E. Campbell
Title variation
Making sense of a divided America
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many continue to believe that the United States is a nation of political moderates. In fact, it is a nation divided. It has been so for some time and has grown more so. This book provides a new and historically grounded perspective on the polarization of America, systematically documenting how and why it happened. Polarized presents commonsense benchmarks to measure polarization, draws data from a wide range of historical sources, and carefully assesses the quality of the evidence. Through an innovative and insightful use of circumstantial evidence, it provides a much-needed reality check to claims about polarization. This rigorous yet engaging and accessible book examines how polarization displaced pluralism and how this affected American democracy and civil society. Polarized challenges the widely held belief that polarization is the product of party and media elites, revealing instead how the American public in the 1960s set in motion the increase of polarization. American politics became highly polarized from the bottom up, not the top down, and this began much earlier than often thought. The Democrats and the Republicans are now ideologically distant from each other and about equally distant from the political center. Polarized also explains why the parties are polarized at all, despite their battle for the decisive median voter. No subject is more central to understanding American politics than political polarization, and no other book offers a more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the subject than this one--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, James E.
Dewey number
320.97309/051
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.C359 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democratic Party
  • Republican Party
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Divided government
  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • Party affiliation
  • Political parties
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Divided government
  • Party affiliation
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • Political parties
  • Politics and government
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Gesellschaft
  • Polarisierung
  • Spaltung
  • 89.57 political participation
Label
Polarized : making sense of a divided America, James E. Campbell
Link
http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i10846.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preparing the Foundation. Knowns and unknowns -- History and theories -- The Polarized Electorate. Ideology and polarization -- Issues and polarization -- Circumstantial evidence -- The Polarized Parties. Why are the parties more polarized? -- One-sided party polarization? -- Why are the parties polarized at all? -- Polarization and democracy -- Appendices: Five ideological series ; Regression analyses of ideological orientations
Control code
ocn951413738
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9780691172163
Lccn
2015047924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026274794
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691172163
  • (OCoLC)951413738
Label
Polarized : making sense of a divided America, James E. Campbell
Link
http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i10846.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preparing the Foundation. Knowns and unknowns -- History and theories -- The Polarized Electorate. Ideology and polarization -- Issues and polarization -- Circumstantial evidence -- The Polarized Parties. Why are the parties more polarized? -- One-sided party polarization? -- Why are the parties polarized at all? -- Polarization and democracy -- Appendices: Five ideological series ; Regression analyses of ideological orientations
Control code
ocn951413738
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9780691172163
Lccn
2015047924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026274794
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691172163
  • (OCoLC)951413738

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