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Polarized America The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches by Nolan (Woodrow Wilson School) McCarty, Keith T. (University of Georgia) Poole, Howard Rosenthal
  

Synopsis

Polarized America The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches by Nolan (Woodrow Wilson School) McCarty, Keith T. (University of Georgia) Poole, Howard Rosenthal

Updated analysis of how the increasing polarization of American politics has been accompanied and accelerated by greater income inequality.The idea of America as politically polarized -- that there is an unbridgeable divide between right and left, red and blue states -- has become a cliche. What commentators miss, however, is that increasing polarization has been closely accompanied by fundamental social and economic changes -- most notably, a parallel rise in income inequality. In this second edition of Polarized America, Nolan McCarty, Keith Poole, and Howard Rosenthal use the latest data to examine the relationships of polarization, wealth disparity, immigration, and other forces. They find that inequality feeds directly into political polarization, and polarization in turn creates policies that further increase inequality. Paul Krugman called the first edition of Polarized America Important.... Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what's happening to America. The second edition has been thoroughly brought up to date. All statistical analyses, tables, and figures have been updated with data that run through 2012 or 2014, and the text has been revised to reflect the latest evidence. The chapter on campaign finance has been completely rewritten (with Adam Bonica as coauthor); the analysis shows that with so much soft money coming from very wealthy ideological extremists, there is even greater campaign contribution inequality than income inequality.

About the Author

Nolan McCarty is Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Keith T. Poole is Philip H. Alston Distinguished Professor of the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Howard Rosenthal is Professor of Politics at New York University and Roger Williams Straus Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.

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Publication date

26th February 2016

Author

Nolan (Woodrow Wilson School) McCarty, Keith T. (University of Georgia) Poole, Howard Rosenthal

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Publisher

MIT Press an imprint of MIT Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Religious & theocratic ideologies
Political economy

ISBN

9780262528627

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