Rude democracy : civility and incivility in American politics /

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Author / Creator: Herbst, Susan.
Format: Book
Imprint: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2010.

Winner of the Doris Graber Award, American Political Science Association, 2013

Democracy is, by its very nature, often rude. But there are limits to how uncivil we should be. In the 2010 edition of Rude Democracy , Susan Herbst explored the ways we discuss public policy, how we treat each other as we do, and how we can create a more civil national culture. She used the examples of Sarah Palin and Barack Obama to illustrate her case. She also examined how young people come to form their own attitudes about civility and political argument. In a new preface for this 2020 paperback edition, the author connects her book to our current highly contentious politics and what it means for the future of democratic argument.

Physical Description:x, 203 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author Notes:

Susan Herbst is Professor of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, and Chief Academic Officer of The University System of Georgia. She is author of many books and articles on American politics including Numbered Voices: How Opinion Polling Has Shaped American Politics, Politics at the Margin , and Reading Public Opinion: Political Actors View the Democratic Process . Previously, she was acting president and Provost of the State University of New York at Albany, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University, and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University.