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Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics

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Red states, blue states . . . are we no longer the United States? Morris P. Fiorina here examines today’s party system to reassess arguments about party polarization while offering a cogent overview of the American electorate.

Building on the arguments of Fiorina’s acclaimed Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America, this book explains how contemporary politics differs f
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Hardcover, 376 pages
Published November 23rd 2009 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Ldrutman Drutman
Nov 14, 2010 Ldrutman Drutman rated it it was amazing
For those who view themselves as political moderates, these are troubling times. Despite the renewed calls to bipartisanship and civility, the reality is that the two parties in Congress are very far apart from each other and continue to show every sign of being far more eager to engage in partisan flame-throwing than in bipartisan problem-solving.

And yet: how did things get to be this way? And what about the supposedly moderate public: how and why do they stand for this? To understand these que
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Frimet Goldberger
Sep 21, 2012 Frimet Goldberger rated it really liked it
If you are concerned with the current divisiveness in this country, the disconnect of the political elites and the American public, the polarization of America manifested in the government, and the facts thereof, you should read this book! It is not only full of the hard to come by facts--which the authors (one of who happens to be my political science professor at SLC) do a fabulous job illustrating in tables and graphs--but it also gives you hope that this state of "disconnect" cannot sustain ...more
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Jan 06, 2014 Amy rated it liked it
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I'm rating as 3 stars given it is a very dense, technical read. Not something you are going to read non-stop overnight. Bit of confirmation bias as I have long suspected there is more in common than different among the political beliefs of Americans.
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