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 Red and Blue Nation Brookings, 2006 , which explored the extent of political polarization and its potential causes, this new volume delves into the consequences of the gulf between red states and blue states The authors examine the impact of these political divisions on voter behavior, Congressional law making, judicial selection, and foreign policy formation They shed light on hotly debated institutional reform proposals including changes to the electoral system and the congressional rules of engagement and ultimately present research supported policies and reforms for alleviating the underlying causes of political polarization While most discussion of polarization takes place in separate spheres of journalism and academia, Red and Blue Nation brings together a unique set of voices with a wide variety of perspectives to enrich our understanding of the issue Written in a broad, accessible style, it is a resource for anyone interested in the future of electoral politics in America Contributors include Marc Hetherington and John G Geer Vanderbilt University , Deborah Jordan Brooks Dartmouth College , Martin P Wattenberg University of California, Irvine , Barbara Sinclair and Joel D Aberbach UCLA , Christopher H Foreman University of Maryland , Keith Krehbiel Stanford University , Sarah A Binder, Benjamin Wittes, Jonathan Rauch, and William A Galston Brookings , Martin Shapiro University of California Berkeley , Peter Beinart Council on Foreign Relations , James Q Wilson Pepperdine University , John Ferejohn and Larry Diamond Hoover Institution , Laurel Harbridge Stanford University , Andrea L Campbell MIT , and Eric M Patashnik University of Virginia. New Read eBook Red and Blue Nation? author Pietro S. Nivola – cosmologychris.co.uk
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