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The Resource Unstable majorities : polarization, party sorting, and political stalemate, Morris P. Fiorina, (electronic resource)

Unstable majorities : polarization, party sorting, and political stalemate, Morris P. Fiorina, (electronic resource)

Label
Unstable majorities : polarization, party sorting, and political stalemate
Title
Unstable majorities
Title remainder
polarization, party sorting, and political stalemate
Statement of responsibility
Morris P. Fiorina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America is "currently fighting its second Civil War." Partisan politics are "ripping this country apart." The 2016 election "will go down as the most acrimonious presidential campaign of all." Such statements have become standard fare in American politics. In a time marked by gridlock and incivility, it seems the only thing Americans can agree on is this: we're more divided today than we've ever been in our history. In Unstable Majorities Morris P. Fiorina surveys American political history to reveal that, in fact, the American public is not experiencing a period of unprecedented polarization. Bypassing the alarmism that defines contemporary punditry, he cites research and historical context that illuminate the forces that shape voting patterns, political parties, and voter behavior. By placing contemporary events in their proper context, he corrects widespread misconceptions and gives reasons to be optimistic about the future of American electoral politics
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fiorina, Morris P
Dewey number
324.273
LC call number
JK2271
LC item number
.F565 2017
Series statement
Hoover Institution Press publication
Series volume
no. 685
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Party affiliation
  • Political culture
Label
Unstable majorities : polarization, party sorting, and political stalemate, Morris P. Fiorina, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An era of tenuous majorities -- Has the American public polarized? -- The political parties have sorted -- Party sorting and democratic politics -- The temptation to overreach -- Independents : the marginal members of an electoral coalition -- The (re)nationalization of congressional elections -- Is the US experience exceptional? -- A historical perspective -- The 2016 presidential election : an abundance of controversies -- The 2016 presidential election : identities, class, and culture -- Where to now?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0002031716
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 239 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780817921156
Lccn
2018285316
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002031716
Label
Unstable majorities : polarization, party sorting, and political stalemate, Morris P. Fiorina, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An era of tenuous majorities -- Has the American public polarized? -- The political parties have sorted -- Party sorting and democratic politics -- The temptation to overreach -- Independents : the marginal members of an electoral coalition -- The (re)nationalization of congressional elections -- Is the US experience exceptional? -- A historical perspective -- The 2016 presidential election : an abundance of controversies -- The 2016 presidential election : identities, class, and culture -- Where to now?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0002031716
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 239 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780817921156
Lccn
2018285316
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002031716

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