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The Resource Why Washington won't work : polarization, political trust, and the governing crisis, Marc J. Hetherington, Thomas J. Rudolph

Why Washington won't work : polarization, political trust, and the governing crisis, Marc J. Hetherington, Thomas J. Rudolph

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Why Washington won't work : polarization, political trust, and the governing crisis
Title
Why Washington won't work
Title remainder
polarization, political trust, and the governing crisis
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Marc J. Hetherington, Thomas J. Rudolph
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eng
Summary
"Polarization is at an all-time high in the United States. But contrary to popular belief, Americans are polarized not so much in their policy preferences as in their feelings toward their political opponents: To an unprecedented degree, Republicans and Democrats simply do not like one another. No surprise that these deeply held negative feelings are central to the recent (also unprecedented) plunge in congressional productivity. The past three Congresses have gotten less done than any since scholars began measuring congressional productivity. In 'Why Washington Won't Work', Marc J. Hetherington and Thomas J. Rudolph argue that a contemporary crisis of trust<U+0127> �people whose party is out of power have almost no trust in a government run by the other side<U+0127> �has deadlocked Congress. On most issues, party leaders can convince their own party to support their positions. In order to pass legislation, however, they must also create consensus by persuading some portion of the opposing party to trust in their vision for the future. Without trust, consensus fails to develop and compromise does not occur. Up until recently, such trust could still usually be found among the opposition, but not anymore. Political trust, the authors show, is far from a stable characteristic. It's actually highly variable and contingent on a variety of factors, including whether one's party is in control, which part of the government one is dealing with, and which policies or events are most salient at the moment. Political trust increases, for example, when the public is concerned with foreign policy<U+0127> �as in times of war<U+0127> �and it decreases in periods of weak economic performance. Hetherington and Rudolph do offer some suggestions about steps politicians and the public might take to increase political trust. Ultimately, however, they conclude that it is unlikely levels of political trust will significantly increase unless foreign concerns come to dominate and the economy is consistently strong."--
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1968-
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Hetherington, Marc J.
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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Rudolph, Thomas J
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  • Politics, Practical
  • Trust
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Political parties
  • United States
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Why Washington won't work : polarization, political trust, and the governing crisis, Marc J. Hetherington, Thomas J. Rudolph
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) and index
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Why extreme leaders don't listen to a moderate public -- Polarization, political trust, and institutional responsiveness -- What moves political trust -- How political trust became polarized -- How priming changes the consequences of political trust -- Political trust can help conservatives, too -- The gordian knot: a bad economy, low trust, and the need for more spending -- Political trust and flagging support for Obamacare -- Can things change? -- Things will probably get better, but we are not sure how
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FIEb17746024
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780226299211
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898910747
Label
Why Washington won't work : polarization, political trust, and the governing crisis, Marc J. Hetherington, Thomas J. Rudolph
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Why extreme leaders don't listen to a moderate public -- Polarization, political trust, and institutional responsiveness -- What moves political trust -- How political trust became polarized -- How priming changes the consequences of political trust -- Political trust can help conservatives, too -- The gordian knot: a bad economy, low trust, and the need for more spending -- Political trust and flagging support for Obamacare -- Can things change? -- Things will probably get better, but we are not sure how
Control code
FIEb17746024
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780226299211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898910747

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