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Hopelessly divided : the new crisis in American politics and what it means for 2012 and beyond / Douglas E. Schoen.

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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 320.973 SCH (Text) 33187003257033 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781442215238 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: vi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2012]

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Includes bibliographic references (pages 251-271) and index.
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Introduction -- America on the brink -- The mainstream/political class divide -- The divide: a data portrait -- The great divide and the populist upsurge -- Left populism: principles and resurgence -- Hopes dashed: Obama and the left -- Right-wing populism: principles and resurgence -- George W. Bush and the right-wing implosion -- Independent voters: angry, volatile, and growing -- The power of money -- The K Street effect: how lobbyists have saturated public policy -- Redistricting, race, and the political class -- Conclusion: reform or fail.
Summary, etc.:
Analyzes the widening gap between politicians, including lobbyists and consultants, and the American mainstream, and discusses the rise in populist movements that threatens to drive the two-party system to its collapse.
Subject: Political parties > United States > History > 21st century.
Divided government > United States > History > 21st century.
Two-party systems > United States.
Right and left (Political science) > United States > History > 21st century.
Populism > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > 2009-2017
United States > Politics and government > 2001-2009.

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