Upending American Politics: Theda Skocpol and Caroline Tervo Online
Join the John W. Kluge Center, Theda Skocpol, and Caroline Tervo for a conversation centered around their new book "Upending American Politics." Kluge Center Program Specialists Dan Turello and Janna Deitz will interview the two authors in a virtual event available on the Library of Congress YouTube Channel.
In the book, Skocpol and Tervo examine the actions of the Tea Party movement as well as the more recent progressive resistance movement, in addition to elite advocacy organizations, wealthy donors, and the Democratic and Republican parties in recent decades. Going well beyond national surveys, Theda Skocpol, Caroline Tervo, and their contributors use organizational documents, interviews, and local visits to probe changing organizational configurations at the national level and in swing states. This volume analyzes conservative politics in the first section and progressive responses in the second to provide a clear overview of US politics as a whole. By highlighting evidence from the state level, it also reveals the important interplay of local and national trends.
Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University and the Director of the Scholars Strategy Network. She is a past president of the American Political Science Association. Skocpol is also a member of the Kluge Center Scholars Council.
Caroline Tervo is a research coordinator in the Harvard Government Department who focuses on citizen grassroots organizing, state and local party building, and the local effects of federal policy changes.
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