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Readings for


Readings for


PSC 490, Political Polarization in America

Abramowitz and Saunders. 2008. “Is Polarization a Myth?” Journal of Politics.

Fiorina, Abrams, and Pope. 2008. “Polarization in the American Public: Misconceptions and Misreadings,” Journal of Politics.

Pew Research Center. 2014. Political Polarization in the American Public.

Jacoby. 2014. “Is There a Culture War? Conflicting Value Structures in American Public Opinion,” American Political Science Review.



PSC 536, Graduate Seminar on Political Parties

William Wright's chapter on Comparative Party models.

American Voter Revisited, Chapter 6

American Voter Revisisted, Chapter 7

Bartels, Party ID article



Converse, “The Concept of the ‘Normal Vote’.”

MacKuen, Erikson, and Stimson, “Macropartisanship.”

Erikson, MacKuen, and Stimson, “What Moves Macropartisanship? A Response to Green, Palmquist, and Schickler.”

Abramson and Ostrom, “Macropartisanship: An Empirical Reassessment.”

Box-Steffensmeier and Smith, “The Dynamics of Aggregate Partisanship.”

Meffert, Norpoth, and Ruhil, “Realignment and Macropartisanship.”

Campbell, “Explaining Politics, Not Polls: Examining Macropartisanship with Recalibrated NES Data.”



Fair. 2009. "Presidential and Congressional Vote-Share Equations" American Journal of Political Science.

Norpoth, Helmut. 1987. “Under Way and Here to Stay: Party Realignment in the 1980s?” Public Opinion Quarterly.

Petrocik, John R. 1987. "Realignment: New Party Coalitions and the Nationalization of the South." Journal of Politics.

Miller, Warren E. 1991. "Party Identification, Realignment, and Party Voting: Back to the Basics," American Political Science Review.

Hetherington, Marc J. 2001. “Resurgent Mass Partisanship: The Role of Elite Polarization,” American Political Science Review.

Campbell, James E. 2006. “Party Systems and Realignments in the United States, 1868-2004,” Social Science History.

Party Nominations

Campbell, James E. 2011. “Nomination Politics, Party Unity, and Presidential Elections,” In Understanding the Presidency, Sixth Edition, edited by James P. Pfiffner and Roger H. Davidson, chapter 11, pp.67-83.