The Resource Disconnect : the breakdown of representation in American politics, Morris P. Fiorina with Samuel J. Abrams

Disconnect : the breakdown of representation in American politics, Morris P. Fiorina with Samuel J. Abrams

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Disconnect : the breakdown of representation in American politics
Title
Disconnect
Title remainder
the breakdown of representation in American politics
Statement of responsibility
Morris P. Fiorina with Samuel J. Abrams
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Language
eng
Summary
"Morris P. Fiorina examines today's party system to reassess arguments about party polarization while offering a cogent overview of the American electorate. This book explains how contemporary politics differs from that of previous eras and considers what might be done to overcome the unproductive politics of recent decades." "Drawing on polling results and other data, Fiorina examines the disconnect between an unrepresentative "political class" and the citizenry it purports to represent, showing how politicians have become more polarized while voters remain moderate; how politicians' rhetoric and activities reflect hot-button issues that are not public priorities; and how politicians' dogmatic, divisive, and uncivil style of "debate" contrasts with the more civil discourse of ordinary Americans, who tend to be more polite and open to compromise than their leaders." "Fiorina argues that the political class foments unnecessary conflicts to maintain partisan advantage - whereas the electorate is far less divided than the media would have us believe. He shows that Americans share much more common ground than generally recognized, and that the real locus of extremism is within the political class itself. In particular, he criticizes recent electoral and governing strategies that culminated in the post-9/11 divisiveness of the George W. Bush administration. The volume concludes with a consideration of President Barack Obama's historic 2008 election and its implications for the waning of the so-called Culture Wars."--BOOK JACKET
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Fiorina, Morris P
Dewey number
320.973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2265
LC item number
.F64 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Abrams, Samuel J
Series statement
The Julian J. Rothbaum distinguished lecture series
Series volume
v. 11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political parties
  • Representative government and representation
  • Culture conflict
  • Politics and culture
  • United States
Label
Disconnect : the breakdown of representation in American politics, Morris P. Fiorina with Samuel J. Abrams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-235) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 4.
  • Institutional Contributors to the Disconnect
  • Ch. 5.
  • Social Change and Party Sorting
  • Ch. 6.
  • Suburbs, New Interest Groups, and Political Adaptation
  • Ch. 7.
  • Disconnect: How Unusual? How Bad?
  • Ch. 8.
  • Reconnecting the People and Their Government
  • Foreword
  • Appendix.
  • Problems in Measuring Legislative Polarization
  • Carl B. Albert
  • Ch. 1.
  • Disconnect in Political Positions
  • Ch. 2.
  • Disconnects in Priorities, Certainty, and Style
  • Ch. 3.
  • Popular Misconceptions of Polarization
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 249 p.
Isbn
9780806140742
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009020835
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2073364-01umb_inst
  • 2055080
  • (OCoLC)370387663
Label
Disconnect : the breakdown of representation in American politics, Morris P. Fiorina with Samuel J. Abrams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-235) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 4.
  • Institutional Contributors to the Disconnect
  • Ch. 5.
  • Social Change and Party Sorting
  • Ch. 6.
  • Suburbs, New Interest Groups, and Political Adaptation
  • Ch. 7.
  • Disconnect: How Unusual? How Bad?
  • Ch. 8.
  • Reconnecting the People and Their Government
  • Foreword
  • Appendix.
  • Problems in Measuring Legislative Polarization
  • Carl B. Albert
  • Ch. 1.
  • Disconnect in Political Positions
  • Ch. 2.
  • Disconnects in Priorities, Certainty, and Style
  • Ch. 3.
  • Popular Misconceptions of Polarization
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 249 p.
Isbn
9780806140742
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009020835
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2073364-01umb_inst
  • 2055080
  • (OCoLC)370387663

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