The Resource Opting out of Congress : partisan polarization and the decline of moderate candidates, Danielle M. Thomsen, Syracuse University

Opting out of Congress : partisan polarization and the decline of moderate candidates, Danielle M. Thomsen, Syracuse University

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Opting out of Congress : partisan polarization and the decline of moderate candidates
Title
Opting out of Congress
Title remainder
partisan polarization and the decline of moderate candidates
Statement of responsibility
Danielle M. Thomsen, Syracuse University
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides a candidate entry explanation for partisan polarization in Congress. Danielle M. Thomsen draws on quantitative data to show that ideological moderates are less likely to run for and remain in Congress than those at the extremes. The book introduces a party fit argument for why moderates have opted out of congressional politics. It suggests that the personal and professional benefits of congressional service have diminished for liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats as the parties have drifted apart. Although the political center has long been deemed a coveted position in the legislature, it is now a lonely and lowly place to be. Opting Out of Congress argues that partisan polarization is unlikely to diminish if ideological moderates do not run for office, and reformers who seek to restore bipartisanship in Congress must consider how to encourage moderates to launch congressional candidacies."--
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Thomsen, Danielle M
Dewey number
324.273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1319
LC item number
.T46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Political parties
  • Elections
  • Legislators
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Political parties
  • United States
Label
Opting out of Congress : partisan polarization and the decline of moderate candidates, Danielle M. Thomsen, Syracuse University
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-191) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The choices have changed -- Party fit and the calculus of candidacy -- Ideology, attitude, and political ambition -- Ideological moderates won't run for congress -- Where the action is: asymmetric polarization and open seats -- Ideological moderates won't stay in congress -- The growing partisan gap in women's representation -- Toward a less polarized congress?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 202 pages
Isbn
9781107183674
Lccn
2017275381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965356034
  • 1672788
  • (OCoLC)ocn965356034
  • 1672788
Label
Opting out of Congress : partisan polarization and the decline of moderate candidates, Danielle M. Thomsen, Syracuse University
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The choices have changed -- Party fit and the calculus of candidacy -- Ideology, attitude, and political ambition -- Ideological moderates won't run for congress -- Where the action is: asymmetric polarization and open seats -- Ideological moderates won't stay in congress -- The growing partisan gap in women's representation -- Toward a less polarized congress?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 202 pages
Isbn
9781107183674
Lccn
2017275381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965356034
  • 1672788
  • (OCoLC)ocn965356034
  • 1672788

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