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John Sides is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University, USA. He is the co-author of The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election (2013). He contributes to The Monkey Cage.
Table of Contents
1. What we know and don't know about our polarized politics-Nolan McCarty
How are we polarized?
2. Partisan warfare is the problem-Sean Theriault
3. How U.S. state legislatures are polarized and getting more polarized-Boris Shor
4. Our politics is polarized on more issues than ever before-Thomas Carsey and Geoffrey Layman
5. How politically moderate Americans? Less than it seems-Christopher Hare and Keith Poole
6. Americans aren't polarized, just better sorted-Morris Fiorina and Samuel Abrams
7. Are politicians and activists reliably 'more extreme' than voters? A skeptical perspective– David Broockman
8. Party polarization is making us more prejudiced-Lilliana Mason
9. Politics stops at the water's edge? Not recently-Robert Lieber
Why are we polarized?
10. The two key factors behind our polarized politics-Jeff Stonecash
11. American politics is more competitive than ever, and that's making partisanship worse-Frances Lee
12. How race and religion have polarized American voters-Alan Abramowitz
13. How ideological activists constructed our polarized parties-Hans Noel
14. How better educated whites are driving political polarization-Andrew Gelman
15. Are Fox and MSNBC polarizing America?-Matthew Levendusky
16. Why you shouldn't blame polarization on partisan news-Kevin Arceneaux
17. The media make us think we're more polarized than we really are-Matthew Levendusky and Neil Malhotra
18. Sure, Congress is polarized. But other legislatures are more so-David Brady
19. Canada is polarizing-and it's because of the parties-Richard Johnston
20. In Britain, polarization could be the solution-Rob Ford
What Can Be Done?
21. Our politics may be polarized, but that's nothing new-David Brady and Hahrie Hahn
22. Polarization in Congress has risen sharply. Where is it going next?-Christopher Hare, Keith Poole, and Howard Rosenthal
23. Can young voters break the cycle of polarization?-Robert Shapiro
24. How to fix our polarized politics? Strengthen political parties-Richard Pildes
25. Our political parties are network, not fragmented-Seth Masket
26. Gridlock is bad. The alternative is worse-Morris Fiorina
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