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Upending American Politics – Polarizing Parties, Ideological Elites, and Citizen Activists from the Tea Party to the Anti-Trump Resistance - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Upending American Politics: Polarizing Parties, Ideological Elites, and Citizen Activists from the Tea Party to the Anti-Trump Resistance

Theda Skocpol and Caroline Tervo

Abstract

Analysts and citizens alike struggle to comprehend recent gyrations in US politics. The country did an apparent U-turn in just eight short years, from the election of Barack Obama and an all-Democratic Congress in 2008 to the election of Donald Trump and confirmation of GOP control of Congress in 2016. Twice in under a decade, ordinary citizens reacted by organizing local grassroots groups all over the country—with Tea Parties starting in 2009 and anti-Trump resistance groups starting in late 2016. Upending American Politics offers a fresh perspective on these developments by focusing on recen ... More

Keywords: Tea Party, anti-Trump resistance, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190083526
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190083526.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theda Skocpol, editor
Professor of Government, Harvard University

Caroline Tervo, editor
Research Coordinator, Harvard University

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