The Impossibility of Governing: Political Polarization and the Permanent Campaign

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Why did Congress and the President struggle to cooperate across party lines during the 110th Congress (2009-2011) and why is it unlikely that things will change in the 111th Congress (2011-2013)? This seminar focuses on those conditions that have, in recent years, heightened the level of partisan bickering in Washington DC and contributed to what some have describe as a dysfunctional climate in the nation’s capitol.

Seminar led by Alan Gitelson, Loyola University