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The Resource Polarized : making sense of a divided America, James E. Campbell, with a new afterword by the author

Polarized : making sense of a divided America, James E. Campbell, with a new afterword by the author

Label
Polarized : making sense of a divided America
Title
Polarized
Title remainder
making sense of a divided America
Statement of responsibility
James E. Campbell, with a new afterword by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, James E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Divided government
  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • Party affiliation
  • Political parties
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • Divided government
  • Party affiliation
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • Political parties
  • Politics and government
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
Label
Polarized : making sense of a divided America, James E. Campbell, with a new afterword by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One. Preparing the Foundation; Chapter 1. Knowns and Unknowns; Chapter 2. History and Theories; Part Two. The Polarized Electorate; Chapter 3. Ideology and Polarization; Chapter 4. Issues and Polarization; Chapter 5. Circumstantial Evidence; Part Three. The Polarized Parties; Chapter 6. Why Are the Parties More Polarized?; Chapter 7. One-Sided Party Polarization?; Chapter 8. Why Are the Parties Polarized at All?; Chapter 9. Polarization and Democracy; Afterword
  • Appendix A. Five Ideological SeriesAppendix B. Regression Analyses of Ideological Orientations; Notes; References; Index
Control code
on1023497331
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889273
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1wd37j3
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023497331
Label
Polarized : making sense of a divided America, James E. Campbell, with a new afterword by the author
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One. Preparing the Foundation; Chapter 1. Knowns and Unknowns; Chapter 2. History and Theories; Part Two. The Polarized Electorate; Chapter 3. Ideology and Polarization; Chapter 4. Issues and Polarization; Chapter 5. Circumstantial Evidence; Part Three. The Polarized Parties; Chapter 6. Why Are the Parties More Polarized?; Chapter 7. One-Sided Party Polarization?; Chapter 8. Why Are the Parties Polarized at All?; Chapter 9. Polarization and Democracy; Afterword
  • Appendix A. Five Ideological SeriesAppendix B. Regression Analyses of Ideological Orientations; Notes; References; Index
Control code
on1023497331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889273
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1wd37j3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023497331

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