Partisan polarization has deep roots in and a large impact on our political system. As polarization has worsened, Congress and the administration have been less willing and able to confront some of the largest public policy questions facing the country. Is the status quo sustainable?
Join us, along with the National Capital-Area Political Science Association, on May 6 as a panel of contributors to the new book American Gridlock: The Sources, Character, and Impact of Political Polarization weigh in on polarization in the public, national institutions, states, and media and the implications for the future of functioning American democracy.
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Founder and President, North Star Opinion Research
Associate Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
Jennifer L. Lawless
Professor of Government, American University
James A. Thurber
Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University
Director of the Democracy Project, BPC
Jennifer N. Victor
Associate Professor, George Mason University