University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Robert Boatright


Robert Boatright is Director of Research at the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the effects of campaign and election laws on the behavior of politicians and interest groups, with a particular focus on primary elections and campaign finance laws and practices. He is the author or editor of six books, including "Getting Primaried: The Causes and Consequences of Congressional Primary Challenges," "Interest Groups and Campaign Finance Reform in the United States and Canada," the edited volume "The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws" and "A Crisis of Civility? Political Discourse and Its Discontents."

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A Crisis of Civility: Political Discourse and Its Discontents
Political conversations among Americans have become increasingly more difficult and tense. Public institutions regularly police speech. A panel of experts convened by the UA-affiliated National Institute for Civil Discourse discuss the tough questions that impact the future of U.S. democracy.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Robert Boatright, Timothy Shaffer
Moderators: Kate Kenski, Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Book:
A Crisis of Civility? Political Discourse and Its Discontents
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Routledge
March 2019
ISBN 9781138484450
272 pages
$49.95, NYP
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The state of political discourse in the United States today has been a subject of concern for many Americans. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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