Hopelessly divided : the new crisis in American politics and what it means for 2012 and beyond / Douglas E. Schoen.
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- ISBN: 9781442215238 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: vi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 
- Copyright: ©2012
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
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.
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.
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