Miller Center

Partisan Rancor and American Democracy

October 26, 2007
10:00 AM




Sidney M. Milkis, Nicole Mellow, Nancy Rosenblum, James D Hunter, Professor Brian Balogh

Partisan Rancor and American Democracy: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Partisanship

This conference will feature two special panel discussions on Partisan Rancor and American Democracy, at which leading scholars and practitioners examined the impact of party politics and polarization on the American democratic process. The morning session examined the party system through a historical and philosophical perspective and will be moderated by GAGE Co-Chair Brian Balogh and will feature Sid Milkis; James Davison Hunter, LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory in the Sociology Department at U.Va.; Nancy Rosenblum, Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government in the Department of Government at Harvard University; and Nicole Mellow, 2001 Miller Center fellow and Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Williams College. Topics include: Election 2008; McCain; Obama.

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October 26, 2007
1:00 PM




Gerald L Baliles, Scott Rasmussen, Juliet Eilperin, Will Marshall

Partisan Rancor and American Democracy: Partisanship in Contemporary Politics and Government

This conference will feature two special panel discussions on Partisan Rancor and American Democracy, at which leading scholars and practitioners will examine the impact of party politics and polarization on the American democratic process. The afternoon session, moderated by Miller Center Director Governor Gerald Baliles, examined partisanship's influence on contemporary politics and government and will be led by Scott Rasmussen, public opinion pollster, co-founder of ESPN, and founder and CEO of Rasmussen Reports; Juliet Eilperin, national reporter at the Washington Post; and Will Marshall, President and Founder of the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI). Topics include: Election 2008; McCain; Obama.

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