9780205779888

Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205779888

  • ISBN10:

    0205779883

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/14/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Updated in a new 3rd edition and part of the "Great Questions in Politics" series,Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America combines polling data with a compelling narrative to debunk commonly-believed myths about American politicsparticularly the claim that Americans are deeply divided in their fundamental political views. Authored by one of the most respected political scientists in America, this brief, trade-like text looks at controversial and hot topic issues (such as homosexuality, abortion, etc.) and argues that most Americans are not polarized in relation to them.

Table of Contents

 

Preface to the Third Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

1. Culture War?

2. If America is not Polarized, Why Do So Many Americans Think it is?

3. A 50:50 Nation? Red and Blue State People are Not That Different.

4. A 50:50 Nation? Beyond the Red and the Blue States.

5. A Closer Look at Abortion.

6. A Closer Look at Homosexuality.

7. Have Electoral Cleavages Shifted?

8. The 2004 Election and Beyond.

9. Reconciling Micro and Macro.

10. How Did It Come to This and Where Do We Go From Here?

Epilogue. The Road to and from 2008

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