Feb 12, 2021
This week we discuss a hacker’s recent breach of a Florida town’s water supply. But first, as the Senate trial of impeached former President Donald Trump proceeds, some are suggesting that the nation has not been this polarized since the Civil War. Well, what does sociological research on political polarization say? I recently spoke with Austin Kozlowski, doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago, about his recent paper titled “Issue alignment and partisanship in the American public: Revisiting the ‘partisans without constraint’ thesis.” The paper is to be published in Social Science Research, and is co-authored by James P. Murphy.
Segment 1 -- Austin Kozlowski on “Issue alignment and partisanship in the American public: Revisiting the ‘partisans without constraint’ thesis”
Segment 2-- State capacity, framing, political will, and water supply protection