In Reactionary Republicanism, Bryan Gervais and Irwin Morris develop the most sophisticated analysis to date for gauging the Tea Party's impact upon the U.S. House of Representatives. They show how the relationship between Trump and the Tea Party has important implications for the trajectory of his administration and conclude with a discussion of these implications and their connection to the future of the Republican Party.
About the Author
Irwin L. Morris is Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on a variety of topics in the fields of American politics, including political economy, public policymaking, race and ethnic politics, and Southern politics. Dr. Morris is the author of several books, including The American Presidency: An Analytical Approach (Cambridge 2010)and The Rational Southerner: Black Mobilization, Republican Growth, and the Partisan Transformation of the American South (coauthored with M.V. Hill III and Quentin Kidd, Oxford 2012). Professor Morris has also published many articles in top ranked journals such as Legislative Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, American Journal of Political Science; Public Choice, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, and Political Behavior. Bryan T. Gervais is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science & Geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). In addition to his work on the Tea Party in Congress, his research focuses on the effects of exposure to political incivility and the connection between uncivil discourse and anti-deliberative attitudes. He is also the coordinator of the Digital Politics Studio at UTSA, whose mission it is to archive and analyze political elites' social media posts. Dr. Gervais' journal publications have appeared in Political Communication; Politics, Groups, and Identities; PS: Political Science & Politics; Social Science Quarterly; the International Journal of Public Opinion Research; and the Journal of Information Technology & Politics.
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