Film, Video Upending American Politics: Theda Skocpol and Caroline Tervo

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Title
Upending American Politics: Theda Skocpol and Caroline Tervo
Summary
Theda Skocpol and Caroline Tervo discuss their 2020 book "Upending American Politics" with Kluge Center Program Specialists Dan Turello and Janna Deitz. 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, Skocpol, 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.
Event Date
October 29, 2020
Notes
-  Caroline Tervo is a research coordinator in the government department of Harvard University, focusing on citizen grassroots organizing, state and local party building, and the local effects of federal policy changes.
-  Theda Skocpol is Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University and 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.
Running Time
39 minutes 9 seconds
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