Edited Book

The United States as a Divided Nation: Past and Present

Citation

Grabowski M, Kozak K & Toth G (eds.) (2014) The United States as a Divided Nation: Past and Present. Prager Schriften zur Zeitgeschichte und zum Zeitgeschehen, 7. Berlin: Peter Lang. http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=79802&cid=550

Abstract
Is the U.S. as a country still capable of finding common ground and effective policy responses in the 21st century, or are the dividing lines within U.S. society actually becoming too deep and too wide to bridge, with potentially grave consequences for American social, political as well as economic development? This book discusses important contemporary U.S. wedge issues such as gun rights, racial and economic inequality, the role of the state, the politics of culture, interpretations of history and collective memory, polarization in national politics, and factionalism in domestic and foreign policy. It provides readers with conceptual tools to grasp the complexity of the current processes, policy formation, and political and social change under way in the United States.

StatusPublished
EditorDr Gyorgy Toth
Title of seriesPrager Schriften zur Zeitgeschichte und zum Zeitgeschehen
Number in series7
Publication date31/12/2014
PublisherPeter Lang
Publisher URLhttp://www.peterlang.com/…pk=79802&cid=550
Place of publicationBerlin
ISSN of series1861-163X
ISBN978-3-631-65108-7 hb.