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Partisans and Partners: The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society

Josh Pacewicz


Since the 1970s, American political parties and voters have diverged: politicians and party leaders have grown more polarized, while voters’ ambivalence towards the two parties and preferences for outside-the-beltway candidates has increased. This book explains this divergence by examining connections between urban and partisan politics, focusing especially on the relationship between grassroots community leaders with the two parties. Drawing on a comparative ethnographic community study of two rust belt cities in Iowa during the 2008 and 2012 election cycle, the book shows how Keynesian-era r ... More

Keywords: American politics, community study, ethnography, political parties, partisan polarization, urban politics, civil society, neoliberalism, Obama campaign, Iowa Caucuses, political heuristics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226402550
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226402727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josh Pacewicz, author
Brown University