Polarization : what everyone needs to know / Nolan McCarty.
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
- What everyone needs to know
What everyone needs to know
xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
- Political culture -- United States.
Polarization (Social sciences) -- Political aspects -- United States.
Social structure -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory.
- "The weeks following the election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump have been a time for reflection about the state of American politics and its deep ideological, cultural, racial, regional, and economic divisions. But one aspect that the contemporary discussions often miss is that these fissures have been opening over several decades and are deeply rooted in the structure of American politics and society. Long before the historically divisive presidential election of 2016, the polarization of American politics has been an important concern of scholars, journalists, and elected officials. Unfortunately, there have been few, if any, attempts to synthesize these debates in ways that are accessible to the educated general public. Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know.
- Machine generated contents note:
2. What is Political Polarization?
3. Are Partisan Elites Polarized?
4. Is the Public Polarized?
5. What Are The Causes of Polarization?
6. How Does Electoral Law Affect Legislative Polarization?
7. How Have Other Changes in American Society Affected?
8. What are the Consequences of Polarization for Public Policy and Governance?
9. Is the Trump Presidency a New Normal or More of the Same?
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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