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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.