'Government-Citizen Disconnect' Explored In New Book

Published: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 11:53am
Updated: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 3:59pm
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"The Government-Citizen Disconnect" by Suzanne Mettler.

For a lot people, the current political situation in the country feels disconnected from their everyday lives, schedules and goals.

But even for those who are high-efficacy voters and who follow public policy discussions, there’s also a growing disconnect between what they believe elected officials and governments should be accomplishing and what really seems to be happening.

Suzanne Mettler is a professor in the Government Department at Cornell University and author of "The Government-Citizen Disconnect."

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