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Product Description: Why do Republican politicians promise to rein in government, only to face repeated rebellions from Republican voters and media critics for betraying their principles? Why do Democratic politicians propose an array of different policies to match the diversity of their supporters, only to become mired in stark demographic divisions over issue priorities? In short, why do the two parties act so differently-whether in the electorate, on the campaign trail, or in public office?Asymmetric Politics offers a comprehensive explanation: The Republican Party is the vehicle of an ideological movement while the Democratic Party is a coalition of social groups...read more

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9780190626594 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 6, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Why do Republican politicians promise to rein in government, only to face repeated rebellions from Republican voters and media critics for betraying their principles?

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9780190626600 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 6, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Why do Republican politicians promise to rein in government, only to face repeated rebellions from Republican voters and media critics for betraying their principles?

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Product Description: Contrary to those who argue that demographics are political destiny, social trends are transforming identity categories of race, gender, and youth - all of which provide rich opportunities for Republicans to create a new majority...read more

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9781250087584 | St Martins Pr, May 10, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Contrary to those who argue that demographics are political destiny, social trends are transforming identity categories of race, gender, and youth - all of which provide rich opportunities for Republicans to create a new majority.

Product Description: Despite what we hear in the media, Americans have not become more polarized―they’re just better sorted into the political parties. Continuing the research reported in the widely-read Culture War?, Morris Fiorina shows in this new book that what has occurred in the United States is the sorting of partisan sub-groups within the larger electorate--especially among partisan office holders, party activists and campaign donors...read more

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9781138651609 | Routledge, April 13, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Despite what we hear in the media, Americans have not become more polarized―they’re just better sorted into the political parties.

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9781138651616 | Reprint edition (Routledge, April 13, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Despite what we hear in the media, Americans have not become more polarized―they’re just better sorted into the political parties.

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Product Description: There is a widespread belief that American politics is becoming more polarized, in the sense that the Republican Party and electorate are becoming more conservative while the Democratic Party and electorate are becoming more liberal...read more

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9781438459073 | State Univ of New York Pr, February 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: There is a widespread belief that American politics is becoming more polarized, in the sense that the Republican Party and electorate are becoming more conservative while the Democratic Party and electorate are becoming more liberal.

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Product Description: The number of independent voters in America increases each year, yet they remain misunderstood by both media and academics. Media describe independents as pivotal for electoral outcomes. Political scientists conclude that independents are merely 'undercover partisans': people who secretly hold partisan beliefs and are thus politically inconsequential...read more

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9781107134461 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 31, 2016, cover price $89.99 | About this edition: The number of independent voters in America increases each year, yet they remain misunderstood by both media and academics.

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9781316500637 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 31, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The number of independent voters in America increases each year, yet they remain misunderstood by both media and academics.

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Product Description: Black voters have overwhelmingly supported the Democratic Party for the last fifty years-and for their loyalty, black Americans have been rewarded with worsening schools, collapsed families, skyrocketed incarceration rates, disappearing jobs, and rising crime...read more

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9781501271526 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, January 11, 2016), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Black voters have overwhelmingly supported the Democratic Party for the last fifty years-and for their loyalty, black Americans have been rewarded with worsening schools, collapsed families, skyrocketed incarceration rates, disappearing jobs, and rising crime.

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Product Description: Switching parties is arguably the most important decision a politician will ever make. This book is the first-ever systematic study of the causes and consequences of legislative party switching in the United States. The author argues that re-election alone does not explain party switching...read more

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9781107115897 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 19, 2015, cover price $99.99

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9781107536067 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 26, 2015, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Switching parties is arguably the most important decision a politician will ever make.

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Product Description: In recent years, political scientists and journalists have taken a great interest in the question of whether the American electorate is "sorting" into communities based on partisan affiliation. That is, there is concern that American communities are becoming increasingly politically homogenous and this is because Americans are considering politics explicitly when determining where to live...read more

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9780415837033, titled "Voting and Migration Patterns in the U.S." | Routledge, July 2, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: In recent years, political scientists and journalists have taken a great interest in the question of whether the American electorate is "sorting" into communities based on partisan affiliation.

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9781138100435, titled "Voting and Migration Patterns in the U.s." | Routledge, September 8, 2015, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: In recent years, political scientists and journalists have taken a great interest in the question of whether the American electorate is "sorting" into communities based on partisan affiliation.

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Product Description: Political Polarization in American Politics provides short, accessible chapters about the nature and extent of political polarization within the American public and in American political institutions. These chapters capture the central ideas and debates in political science research on polarization, and are written by leading scholars in this subfield...read more
By Daniel J. Hopkins (editor)

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9781501306273 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 12, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Political Polarization in American Politics provides short, accessible chapters about the nature and extent of political polarization within the American public and in American political institutions.

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Product Description: Amidst the polarization of contemporary politics, partisan loyalties among citizens are regarded as one contributor to political stalemate. Partisan loyalties lead Democrats and Republicans to look at the same economic information but to come to strikingly different conclusions about the state of the economy and the performance of the president in managing it...read more

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9781138885127 | Routledge, May 19, 2015, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Amidst the polarization of contemporary politics, partisan loyalties among citizens are regarded as one contributor to political stalemate.

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9781138885134 | Routledge, May 6, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Amidst the polarization of contemporary politics, partisan loyalties among citizens are regarded as one contributor to political stalemate.

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Product Description: Over the past half century, two overarching questions have dominated the study of mass political behavior: How do ordinary citizens form their political judgments, and how good are those judgments from a normative perspective? The authors of The Ambivalent Partisan offer a novel approach to these questions, one in which political reasoning is viewed as arising from trade-offs among three generally conflicting psychological goals: making decisions easily, getting them right, and maintaining cognitive consistency...read more

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9780199772759 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 13, 2012, cover price $78.00 | About this edition: Over the past half century, two overarching questions have dominated the study of mass political behavior: How do ordinary citizens form their political judgments, and how good are those judgments from a normative perspective?

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Product Description: What is a political representative's job, really? Are they supposed to simply figure out what "the people" want and deliver it, or are they charged to do what they think is best for their constituents -- even if that means sometimes ignoring those constituents' wishes? In Representing Red and Blue, David Barker and Christopher Carman explore what people think about this question, why their answers vary, and what difference it makes...read more

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9780199796564 | 1 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 18, 2012), cover price $41.95 | About this edition: What is a political representative's job, really?

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Product Description: A revealing look at how independent voters have been upending the political establishment for thirty years – and how they'll decide the future of American politics.In a political system where two parties reign supreme, 40% of Americans consider themselves neither Democrats nor Republicans, but independents...read more

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9780230339125 | St Martins Pr, August 7, 2012, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A revealing look at how independent voters have been upending the political establishment for thirty years – and how they'll decide the future of American politics.

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Product Description: "The election of 1980 did more than break the Democrats' control of the White House and Congress. It also shattered some important assumptions about the character of our voting coalitions and the condition of our political parties...read more
By Seymour Lipset (editor)

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9780917616457 | Transaction Pub, January 1, 1981, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: "The election of 1980 did more than break the Democrats' control of the White House and Congress.

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