Opting Out of Congress

Partisan Polarization and the Decline of Moderate Candidates
 
 
Cambridge University Press
  • erschienen am 1. März 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 218 Seiten
978-1-316-63503-2 (ISBN)
 
This book argues that ideological moderates are less likely to run for Congress than those at the extremes. It provides a candidate entry explanation for why partisan polarization has continued to increase in recent decades, and will be of interest to students of the US Congress, elections, and gender and politics.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Broschur/Paperback
36 b/w illus. 7 tables
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 13 mm
  • 327 gr
978-1-316-63503-2 (9781316635032)
1316635031 (1316635031)
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Danielle M. Thomsen is an assistant professor of political science at Syracuse University, New York. Her research has been published in the Journal of Politics and Legislative Studies Quarterly, and has also been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vox, and the Christian Science Monitor. In 2015, she received the E. E. Schattschneider Award from the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in American politics. She has received financial support from the National Science Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the Dirksen Congressional Center. In 2014-15, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program (PIPC) at Duke University, North Carolina.
Preface; 1. The choices have changed; 2. Party fit and the calculus of candidacy; 3. Ideology, perceptions, and political ambition; 4. Ideological moderates won't run for Congress; 5. Where the action is: asymmetric polarization and open seats; 6. Ideological moderates won't stay in Congress; 7. The growing partisan gap in women's representation; 8. Toward a less polarized Congress?; Appendix.

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