PS 22: American Elections: Myth, Ritual and Substance
Required Texts for Fall 2008
Matt Bai, The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics (New York: Penguin Group, 2007; paperback 2008)
Nolan McCarty, Keith T. Poole, and Howard Rosenthal, Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches ( Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 2006; paperback 2008)
Thomas E. Patterson, Out of Order (Vintage Books, 1994)
Markus Prior, Post-Broadcast Democracy: How Media Choice Increases Inequality in Political Involvement and Polarizes Democracy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Keith Reeves, Voting Hopes or Fears: White Voters, Black Candidates, and Racial Politics in America (New York: Oxford, 1997)
Other articles and chapters from books are available on reserve.