Polarization Bookshelf

Below are the most interesting book titles I have found on the topic so far.  I have not read all of these yet, so have grouped them according to how relevant they appear to be.

TitleCommentsURL
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED_____________________________________________
Political Polarization in American Politics. Daniel J. Hopkins and John Sides, Editors.Great collection of essays by academic researchers, mostly political scientistshttps://www.amazon.com/Political-Polarization-American-Politics-Sides/dp/1501306278
Solutions to Political Polarization in America, Nathaniel Persily, EditorSimilar to the Hopkins&Sides collection, 20 essays by political scientists on various proposals for improving functioning of government in the face of partisanship.https://www.amazon.com/Solutions-Political-Polarization-America-Nathaniel/dp/1107451914/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Solutions+to+Political+Polarization+in+America&qid=1616530367&s=books&sr=1-1
Political Tribes, Amy ChuaYale professor's commentary on how tribalism affects the modern world.https://www.amazon.com/Political-Tribes-Group-Instinct-Nations/dp/0399562877/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Political+Tribes%2C+Amy+Chua&qid=1616530263&s=books&sr=1-1
Enlightenment Now, Stephen PinkerCelebrating enlightened thought, from Pinker's perspective. Chapter 21 in particular addresses tribalism and related cognitive fallacies.https://www.amazon.com/Enlightenment-Now-Science-Humanism-Progress/dp/0143111388/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Enlightenment+Now%2C+Stephen+Pinker&qid=1616530244&s=books&sr=1-1
Cascades, How to Create a Movement That Drives Transformational Change, Greg Satell.Theory of how to successfully build momentum in change movements using networks of loosely connected, small groups linked through shared values.https://www.amazon.com/Cascades-Create-Movement-Drives-Transformational/dp/1260454010/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Cascades%2C+How+to+Create+a+Movement+That+Drives+Transformational+Change%2C+Greg+Satell.&qid=1616601714&sr=8-1
How Change Happens, Why Some Social Movemets Succeed While Others Don't, Leslie R CrutchfieldGeorgetown U. Professor's studies of success factors shared across numerous US social movements.https://www.amazon.com/How-Change-Happens-Movements-Succeed/dp/1119413818/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=how+change+happens&qid=1616601695&sr=8-1
USEFUL INSIGHTS
The View from Flyover Country, Sarah KendziorProbably most succinctly described as dispatches from the front lines of class warfare. Author speaks from a definite point of view, but offers numerous useful insights.https://www.amazon.com/View-Flyover-Country-Dispatches-Forgotten/dp/1250189993/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+View+from+Flyover+Country%2C+Sarah+Kendzior&qid=1616530289&s=books&sr=1-1
SEEM PROMISING
Why We're Polarized, Ezra Klein(Reading right now)https://www.amazon.com/Why-Were-Polarized-Ezra-Klein/dp/147670032X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Why+We%27re+Polarized%2C+Ezra+Klein&qid=1616530404&s=books&sr=1-2
“The Moral Animal”,  Robert Wright
The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age, Russell Muirhead
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition
Talking to Strangers, Malcom Gladwellhttps://www.amazon.com/Talking-Strangers-Should-about-People/dp/0316478520/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Talking+to+Strangers+%28Gladwell%29&qid=1616530426&s=books&sr=1-1
Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches. McCarty, Nolan, Keith T. Poole, and Howard Rosenthal.
“Nonzero”,  Robert Wright
“The Evolution of God”,  Robert Wright
Unstable Majorities. Morris Fiorina
Campaign Finance and Political Polarization
Hillbilly Elegy
Culture War: The Myth of a Polarized America , Fiorina, Morris P., Samuel J. Abrams and Jeremy C. Pope.
ALSO TO BE READ
Tribes, Seth Godin
Tribal Leadership
The Nature of Prejudice
US & Them
Polarized, The Rise of Ideology in American Politics, Steven E Schier and Todd E. Eberlyhttps://www.amazon.com/Polarized-Rise-Ideology-American-Politics-ebook/dp/B0148Z62F4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Polarized%2C+The+Rise+of+Ideology+in+American+Politics%2C+Steven+E+Schier+and+Todd+E.+Eberly&qid=1616530626&s=books&sr=1-1
The Shipwrecked Mind
Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
The Polarized Public?: Why American Government Is So Dysfunctional, Alan Abramowitz
Red and Blue Nation?: Characteristics and Causes of America’s Polarized Politics. Pietro S. Nivola and David W. Brady
Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation
Tolerance, Intolerance and Respect: Hard to Accept?
Political Tolerance in American Democracy
The Problem of Tolerance
The Politics of Cultural Pluralism

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