Who Wants to Run?: How the Devaluing of Political Office Drives Polarization


The growing ideological gulf between Democrats and Republicans is one of the biggest issues in American politics today. Our legislatures, composed of members from two sharply disagreeing parties, are struggling to function as the founders intended them to. If we want to reduce the ideological gulf in our legislatures, we must first understand what has caused it to widen so much over the past forty years

Andrew B. Hall
Andrew B. Hall
Professor of Political Science

Professor of Political Science at Stanford University