A Divided Union: Structural Challenges to Bipartisanship in America (Paperback)

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By Dario Moreno (Editor), Eduardo Gamarra (Editor), Patrick Murphy (Editor)
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A Divided Union delves deep into ten pressing political challenges that former US Representatives Patrick Murphy (D) and David Jolly (R) have identified over their multiple terms in Congress and that continue to plague the American electorate today. In an introduction describing their unique paths to Congress, Murphy and Jolly focus in detail on key institutional barriers they faced in Washington in attempting to do the job voters elected them to do. They introduce us to geographic challenges, demographic change, a polarized media, gerrymandering, the role of money in politics, the structure of primary elections, and several other aspects of political life on Capitol Hill. The core of the book is original analysis by experts who tackle these topics in a manner relevant to both the seasoned political science student as well as the general reader. From the commercials we see on TV to the city council districts in which we live, these concerns shape every facet of our public lives and are distilled here in a careful synthesis of years of experience and research. Contributors include former federal elected officials, political science professors, members of the press, and scholars immersed in their fields of study. While other textbooks may examine similar issues, few have been edited by former members of the U.S. House who have walked the halls of Congress and directly experienced political dysfunction at so many levels - and are willing to address it. A Divided Union is appropriate for all political science students as well as the general public frustrated and alarmed by political gridlock.

About the Author


Dario Moreno is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Florida International University.   Eduardo Gamarra is a Professor in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Florida International University.   Rep. Patrick E. Murphy represented Florida's 18th district, covering the Treasure Coast and northern Palm Beach County, from 2013 until 2017. He is now Executive Vice President of Coastal Construction Group and a Senior Fellow at Florida International University's Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.   Rep. David Jolly represented Florida's 13th Congressional District, including the communities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and surrounding beaches, from 2014 until 2017. He is now Executive Vice President of Shumaker Advisors Florida and a political analyst for the networks and media platforms of NBC Universal.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367565374
ISBN-10: 0367565374
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 27th, 2020
Pages: 216
Language: English

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