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Hetherington, Marc

Marc Hetherington

Marc Hetherington

Raymond H. Dawson Bicentennial Professor, Political Science
Hamilton 320

Marc Hetherington is Raymond H. Dawson Bicentennial Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He studies the American electorate, with a particular focus on the polarization of public opinion and is the author of a number of books, including Why Trust Matters: Declining Political Trust and the Demise of American Liberalism (Princeton University Press, 2005), Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2009) (with Jonathan Weiler), Why Washington Won’t Work: Polarization, Political Trust, and the Governing Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2015) (with Thomas J. Rudolph), and Prius or Pickup: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2018). He has also published a range of articles in scholarly journals and won several awards for his teaching.

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