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Marc Hetherington: Polarization and Congress

by | Jan. 12, 2012, 11:38 AM

Watch video of Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, speak at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.”

The Jan. 11 class, “Polarization and Congress,” focuses on the branch of government where polarization first took hold, tracing the evolution of the regional bases for the parties and how it has lead to a sharpening of the parties’ ideologies.

The class is part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt. The non-credit classes are intended for older adults who want to pursue lifelong learning with the stimulus of lectures and discussions in an informal and relaxed environment.

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