“Politics to the Extreme: American Political Institutions in the Twenty-First Century”

Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly are editors of this new volume.  Here is the table of contents:

Foreword; Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein
Introduction; Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly
PART I: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF PARTISAN POLARIZATION
1. Appropriations to the Extreme: Partisanship and the Power of the Purse; Geoffrey W. Buhl, Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly
2. The Gingrich Senators, the Tea Party Senators, and Their Effect on the U.S. Senate; Sean Theriault
3. The Weaponization of Congressional Oversight: The Politics of the Watchful Eye, 1947-2010; David C.W. Parker and Matthew Dull
4. Party Polarization, Member Incivility, and Legislative Productivity: A Two-Dimensional Perspective on Conflict and Moderation in Congress; Lawrence C. Dodd and Scot Schraufnagel
5. Let’s Play Hardball: Congressional Partisanship in the Television Era; Douglas Harris
6. Profile Politics: Examining Polarization through Congressional Member Facebook Pages; José Marichal
7. Necessary and Damaging: Presidential Base Electoral Strategies and Partisan Polarization; Lara Brown
8. A Polarizing Supreme Court? Judicial Decisions in a Red/Blue America; Kevin J. McMahon
PART II: BRIDGING THE PARTISAN DIVIDE
9. Growing Apart: ‘Civilista’ Attempts to Bridge the Partisan Rift; Frank Mackaman
10. Can Polarization be Mitigated? California’s Experiment with the Top-Two Primary; Seth Masket
11. How to Turn Democrats and Republicans into Americans; Mickey Edwards

I was a the Cal. State Channel Islands event from which these papers are drawn.  Highly recommended.

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