The Disappearing Center: Engaged Citizens, Polarization, and American Democracy

@inproceedings{Abramowitz2010TheDC,
  title={The Disappearing Center: Engaged Citizens, Polarization, and American Democracy},
  author={A. Abramowitz},
  year={2010}
}
Renowned political scientist Alan I. Abramowitz presents a groundbreaking argument that the most important divide in American politics is not between left and right but rather between citizens who are politically engaged and those who are not. It is the engaged members of the public, he argues, who most closely reflect the ideals of democratic citizenship-but this is also the group that is most polarized. Polarization at the highest levels of government, therefore, is not a sign of elites… Expand
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