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Divider, A, Not a Uniter / Edition 2

Divider, A, Not a Uniter / Edition 2

by Gary Jacobson
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    ISBN-13: 2900205776039
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Publication date: 07/07/2010
    Series: Choices: Custom Resources in Political Science Series
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 312
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    Table of Contents


    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


    Chapter 3 To the White House Through Florida

    One of Us

    The Campaigns

    The Vote



    Chapter 4 The First Two Years: Before and After 9/11

    The Bush Agenda


    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


    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


    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


    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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