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Title Party polarization in Congress / Sean M. Theriault.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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 Main Stacks  JK1021 .T32 2008    AVAILABLE
Description x, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-238) and index.
Subject United States. Congress.
Political parties -- United States.
Opposition (Political science) -- United States.
Contents Acknowledgments -- 1. Party polarization in the U.S. Congress -- pt. 1. Building blocks for explaining party polarization -- 2. A brief history of party polarization -- 3. Explanations for party polarization -- pt. 2. Constituency change -- 4. Redistricting -- 5. The political and geographic sorting of constituents -- 6. Extremism of party activists -- pt. 3. Institutional change -- 7. Connecting constituency change to institutional change -- 8. The interaction in the legislative process -- 9. The link between the House and the Senate -- 10. Procedural polarization in the U.S. Congress -- Bibliography -- Index.