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

Schoen, Douglas E., 1953- (Author). OverDrive, Inc. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781442215252 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2012.

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General Note: Includes index.
Electronic book.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Lanham Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012 Available via World Wide Web.
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-
United States > Politics and government > 2001-2009.
Genre: Electronic books.

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