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The Resource Why cities lose : the deep roots of the urban-rural political divide, Jonathan Rodden

Why cities lose : the deep roots of the urban-rural political divide, Jonathan Rodden

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Why cities lose : the deep roots of the urban-rural political divide
Title
Why cities lose
Title remainder
the deep roots of the urban-rural political divide
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rodden
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A ... political scientist traces the origins of urban-rural political conflict and shows how geography shapes elections in America and beyond. Why is it so much easier for the Democratic Party to win the national popular vote than to build and maintain a majority in Congress? Why can Democrats sweep statewide offices in places like Pennsylvania and Michigan yet fail to take control of the same states' legislatures? Many place exclusive blame on partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression. But as political scientist Jonathan A. Rodden demonstrates in Why Cities Lose, the left's electoral challenges have deeper roots in economic and political geography. In the late nineteenth century, support for the left began to cluster in cities among the industrial working class. Today, left-wing parties have become coalitions of diverse urban interest groups, from racial minorities to the creative class. These parties win big in urban districts but struggle to capture the suburban and rural seats necessary for legislative majorities. A bold new interpretation of today's urban-rural political conflict, Why Cities Lose also points to electoral reforms that could address the left's under-representation while reducing urban-rural polarization."--
  • Why is it so much easier for the Democratic Party to win the national popular vote than to build and maintain a majority in Congress? Many place exclusive blame on partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression. Rodden shows that the left's electoral challenges have deeper roots in economic and political geography. Left-wing parties have become coalitions of diverse urban interest groups, from racial minorities to the creative class. Rodden points to electoral reforms that could address the left's under-representation while reducing urban-rural polarization. -- adapted from jacket
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Rodden, Jonathan
Dewey number
324.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1976
LC item number
.R65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Electoral geography
  • Cities and towns
  • Voting research
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Why cities lose : the deep roots of the urban-rural political divide, Jonathan Rodden
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
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
Geography and the dilemma of the left -- The long shadow of the industrial revolution -- From workers' parties to urban parties -- Urban form and voting -- What is wrong with the Pennsylvania Democrats? -- Political geography and the representation of Democrats -- Political geography and the battle for the soul of the left -- Proportional representation and the road not taken -- The end of the dilemma?
Control code
on1056781471
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 313 pages
Isbn
9781541644274
Lccn
2018057050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056781471
Label
Why cities lose : the deep roots of the urban-rural political divide, Jonathan Rodden
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
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
Geography and the dilemma of the left -- The long shadow of the industrial revolution -- From workers' parties to urban parties -- Urban form and voting -- What is wrong with the Pennsylvania Democrats? -- Political geography and the representation of Democrats -- Political geography and the battle for the soul of the left -- Proportional representation and the road not taken -- The end of the dilemma?
Control code
on1056781471
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 313 pages
Isbn
9781541644274
Lccn
2018057050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056781471

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