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

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

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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
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Subject
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
328.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • United States
  • Representative government and representation
  • Political leadership
  • Political culture
  • United States
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Opting out of Congress : partisan polarization and the decline of moderate candidates, Danielle M. Thomsen
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 May 2017)
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CR9781316872055
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316872055
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316872055
Label
Opting out of Congress : partisan polarization and the decline of moderate candidates, Danielle M. Thomsen
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 May 2017)
Control code
CR9781316872055
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316872055
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316872055

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