PUP acquires World English rights to Pandemic Politics: How COVID-19 Exposed the Depth of American Polarization

Senior Editor Bridget Flannery-McCoy has acquired World English rights, including Audio rights, to Pandemic Politics: How COVID-19 Exposed the Depth of American Polarization by political scientists Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, and Thomas B. Pepinsky. Informed by extensive, original surveys that were first rolled out in March 2020 and that will continue through 2020, the book will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the depth of the partisan divide in the United States and the dangerous consequences of this divide for American democracy. Following the crisis as it continues to unfold the authors will investigate how political belief shapes health behaviors and health policy opinions; how Americans assign credit and blame; and how deeply rooted racism and racial inequities are impacting the outcomes and experiences of COVID-19 across the United States. Pandemic Politics is set to publish in 2021.

About the Authors

Shana Kushner Gadarian is Associate Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University. She is the author of Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World (Cambridge University Press, 2015), which won the Robert E. Lane Award for best book in political psychology. Follow her on Twitter @sgadarian

Sara Wallace Goodman is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. She is author of Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which won the Best Book Award from the European Politics and Society Section of American Political Science Association and Honorable Mention for the Best Book Award by the Migration and Citizenship Section of APSA. Follow her on Twitter @ThatSaraGoodman

Thomas B. Pepinsky is Professor of Government at Cornell University and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brooking Institution. He is the co-author of Piety and Public Opinion: Understanding Indonesian Islam (Oxford University Press, 2018). Follow him on Twitter @TomPepinsky