9780190867775-0190867779-Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know®

ISBN-13: 9780190867775
ISBN-10: 0190867779
Author: McCarty, Nolan
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190867775
ISBN-10: 0190867779
Author: McCarty, Nolan
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages

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Acknowledged authors McCarty, Nolan wrote Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know® comprising 280 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190867779 and 9780190867775. Since then Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know® textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.94 or rent at the marketplace.

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The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump invoked 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.

In Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know® Nolan McCarty takes readers through what scholars know and don't know about the origins, development, and implications of our rising political conflicts, delving into social, economic, and geographic determinants of polarization in the United States. While the current political climate seems to suggest that extreme views are becoming more popular, McCarty also argues that, contrary to popular belief, the 2016 election was a natural outgrowth of 40 years of polarized politics, rather than a significant break with the past. He evaluates arguments over which factors that have created this state of affairs, including gerrymandered legislative districts, partisan primary nomination systems, and our private campaign finance system. He also considers the potential of major reforms such as instating proportional representation or ranked choice voting to remedy extreme polarization. A concise overview of a complex and crucial topic in US politics, this book is for anyone wanting to understand how to repair the cracks in our system.

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