Marc Jacob

Marc Jacob is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. He holds a PhD in political science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Is a Gridlocked Congress Causing More Polarization?

In new research, Marc Jacob, Barton E. Lee and Gabriele Gratton argue that legislative gridlock is not only a consequence of Congress’ polarization but also a cause of it. In sum, both polarization and gridlock fuel one another generating a vicious spiral toward political mire.

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