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Author Nivola, Pietro S.
Title Red and blue nation? : consequences and correction of America's polarized politics / Pietro S. Nivola, David W. Brady.
Imprint Stanford, CA : Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University ; Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2008.

Author Nivola, Pietro S.
Series Red and blue nation? ; v. 2
Red and blue nation? ; v. 2.
Subject Political parties -- United States.
Polarization (Social sciences)
United States -- Politics and government.
Alt Name Brady, David W.
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
Brookings Institution.
Add Title Consequences and correction of America's polarized politics
Description 1 online resource (xii, 320 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Turned off or turned on? How polarization affects political engagement / Marc J. Hetherington. Comments / Deborah Jordan Brooks and John G. Geer ; Martin P. Wattenberg -- Spoiling the sausages? How a polarized Congress deliberates and legislates / Barbara Sinclair. Comments / Christopher H. Foreman Jr. ; Keith Krehbiel -- Consequences for the courts : polarized politics and the judicial branch / Sarah A. Binder. Comments / Martin Shapiro ; Benjamin Wittes -- When politics no longer stops at the water's edge : partisan polarization and foreign policy / Peter Beinart. Comments / James Q. Wilson ; Jonathan Rauch -- Polarization and public policy : a general assessment / David W. Brady, John Ferejohn, and Laurel Harbridge. Comments / Andrea L. Campbell ; Eric M. Patashnik -- Toward depolarization / Pietro S. Nivola and William A. Galston. Comments / Nelson W. Polsby ; Joel D. Aberbach ; Larry Diamond.
Note Print version record.
Summary America's polarized politics are largely disconnected from mainstream public preferences. This disconnect poses fundamental dangers for the representativeness and accountability of government, as well as the already withering public trust in it. As the 2008 presidential race kicks into gear, the political climate certainly will not become less polarized. With important issues to address-including immigration policy, health care, and the funding of the Iraq war-it is critical that essential policies not be hostage to partisan political battles. Building upon the findings of the first volume of R.
ISBN 9780815760788 (electronic bk.)
0815760787 (electronic bk.)
9780815760801 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0815760809 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780815760795 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0815760795 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 232609169
Additional Format Print version: Nivola, Pietro S. Red and blue nation? Stanford, CA : Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University ; Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2008 (OCoLC)221001261

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