Useful Reading


Democracy’s Challenges

1.    Abramowitz: The Disappearing Center: Engaged Citizens, Polarization, and American Democracy

2.   Barber: Aristocracy of Everyone

3.   Bartels: Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Guilded Age

4.   Diamond: Democracy In Decline

5.   Fiorina: Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics

6.   Grossmann: Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats

7.   Haidt: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

8.   Hibbing: Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences

9.   Kurlantzick: Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt of the Middle Class and the Worldwide Decline of Representative Government

10.Levitsky: How Democracies Die

11. Mann: It’s Even Worse That It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With The New Politics of Extremism

12. Meacham: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angeles

13. Schlozman: The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

14. Emmott: The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea

15. Fleming: Ordered Liberty

16. Garrison: Reconstructing Democracy, Re-contextualizing Dewey: Pragmatism and Interactive Constructivism in the Twenty-First Century

17. Nabors: From Oligarchy to Republicanism: The Great Task of Reconstruction