Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Partisan Polarization and the Rise of Donald Trump

Dr. Michael Wagner, Associate Professor in UW-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present “Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Partisan Polarization and the Rise of Donald Trump” as the 32nd annual Kyle Lecture, sponsored by the Political Science Dept, from 7-9pm on Thurs., Apr. 13, in Hyland Hall’s Timmerman Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Wagner provides links to some of his published scholarship at his blog, including a section on “Beyond the Left-Right Divide Project.” Also provided is a link to his most recent curriculum vitae (click the “CV” tab).

cover of book Red and Blue NationYou can learn more with Andersen Library resources, including searching article databases to find sources such as “Perceiving political polarization in the United States” (Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2015, vol.10:no.2, pp.145-158, doi:10.1177/1745691615569849), ““I disrespectfully agree”: The differential effects of partisan sorting on social and issue polarization” (American Journal of Political Science, 2015, vol.59:no.1, pp.128-145), “Who fits the left-right divide?: Partisan polarization in the American electorate” (The American Behavioral Scientist, 2012, vol.56:no.12, pp.1631-1653), and “Failure to converge: Presidential candidates, core partisans, and the missing middle in American electoral politics” (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2016, vol.667:no.1, pp.143-165). Andersen Library also has books such as Red and blue nation? Consequences and correction of America’s polarized politics (online via Project MUSE), Polarized: Making sense of a divided America (in process; ask Library staff for assistance) and Party wars: Polarization and the politics of national policy making (3rd-floor Main Collection, JK2261 .S49 2006).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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