Red and Blue Nation

About

What do people mean when they say that politics in the United States are polarized? Polarized in what sense? How pervasively? How much more than in the past? For what reasons? Why should we care? And what, if anything ought to be done about it? In the fall of 2005, Governance Studies at Brookings in collaboration with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, set out to explore such questions. Red and Blue Nation is the result from our joint venture.

The co-directors of Red and Blue Nation were Pietro S. Nivola, senior fellow in Governance Studies; and David W. Brady, deputy director and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Contributors:

Joel D. Aberbach
University of California – Los Angeles

 

Alan I. Abramowitz
Emory University

 

Peter Beinart
Council on Foreign Relations

 

Sarah A. Binder
Brookings Institution

 

Deborah Jordan Brooks
Dartmouth College

 

Andrea Louise Campbell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

James E. Campbell
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

 

Carl M. Cannon
National Journal

 

Larry Diamond
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

 

E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Brookings Institution

 

Gregg Easterbrook
Brookings Institution

 

Thomas B. Edsall
Columbia University

 

John Ferejohn
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

 

Morris P. Fiorina
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

 

Christopher H. Foreman, Jr.
University of Maryland - College Park

William A. Galston
Brookings Institution

 

John G. Geer
Vanderbilt University

 

Hahrie C. Han
Wellesley College

 

Laurel Harbridge
Stanford University

 

Marc J. Hetherington
Vanderbilt University

 

Gary C. Jacobson
University of California – San Diego

 

Andrew Kohut
Pew Research Center

 

Keith Krehbiel
Stanford University

 

Matthew S. Levendusky
Yale University

 

Thomas E. Mann
Brookings Institution

 

Diana C. Mutz
University of Pennsylvania

 

Eric M. Patashnik
University of Virgina

 

Jonathan Rauch
Brookings Institution

 

Thomas Rosenstiel
Project for Excellence in Journalism

 

Martin M. Shapiro
University of California – Berkeley

 

Barbara Sinclair
University of California – Los Angeles

 

Martin P. Wattenberg
University of California – Irvine

 

James Q. Wilson
Pepperdine University

 

Benjamin Wittes
Brookings Institution

 

Alan Wolfe
Boston College