Divider, A, Not a Uniter / Edition 2

Divider, A, Not a Uniter / Edition 2

by Gary Jacobson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205776035

ISBN-13: 9780205776030

Pub. Date: 07/07/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Updated in a new 2nd edition, this book relies on hard data to analyze the reasons why the public has always been - and even today continues to be - divided along party lines about George W. Bush. As part of the "Great Questions in Political Science" series it is written by one of the most respected scholars and writers in political science.  See more details below

Overview

Updated in a new 2nd edition, this book relies on hard data to analyze the reasons why the public has always been - and even today continues to be - divided along party lines about George W. Bush. As part of the "Great Questions in Political Science" series it is written by one of the most respected scholars and writers in political science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205776030
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/07/2010
Series:
Choices: Custom Resources in Political Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Primed for Partisanship Sources of Partisan Polarization Partisan Polarization in Congress Polarization and Electoral Change Is Polarization Confined to Activists? Religion and Partisanship Economic Inequality and the Ideological Fragmentation of the Mass Media Conclusion Chapter 3 To the White House Through Florida One of Us The Campaigns The Vote Florida Conclusion Chapter 4 The First Two Years: Before and After 9/11 The Bush Agenda Tactics After September 11 The 2002 Election God's Instrument Chapter 5 Going to War in Iraq The Case for War Saddam and 9/11 The Public's Response Bringing Congress on Board Popular Support for a Discretionary War Chapter 6 Illusion, Disillusion, and Faith in the President after "Mission Accomplished" Revising the Case for War The Iraq Rally Belief in the War's Premises The President's Credibility The Religious Factor Faith in Bush Conclusion Chapter 7 The 2004 Elections: Mobilized Bases, Reinforced Divisions The Democratic Nomination An Avalanche of Money The War in the Campaigns Opinion Leadership Rational Ignorance? Mobilizing Voters The Vote The Congress Aftermath Chapter 8 President of Half the People A Mandate? The Campaign to Revamp Social Security Why the Campaign Failed The Bipartisan Consensus Other Issues The Terri Schaivo Case Hurricane Katrina The Iraq War in 2006 Going Public Again on the War The Tactical Component Unwavering Christian Conservatives The Democrats' Response Intentional Polarization The 2006 Midterm Elections The Vote Chapter 9 A New Way Forward The President's Response The "New Way Forward" Faulty Memories Motivated Reasoning and Partisan Polarization Selective Exposure The Final Year The Economic Crisis Chapter 10 The Bush Legacy in the 2008 Elections Party Image Individual Party Identification Macropartisanship New Voters The President, the War and the 2008 Nominations The General Election The Vote The Congressional Elections Chapter 11 Conclusions and Speculations Competing Realities The Political Legacy Obama's Inheritance Appendix: Data Sources and Question Wordings

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