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The Myth of the Independent Voter Revisited

David B. Magleby, Candice J. Nelson, and Mark C. Westlye

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter revisits the findings and conclusions reached in The Myth of the Independent Voter (1992), which shows independents in the electorate from 1952 (the first year in which the ANES asked ... More


The Reputational Premium: A Theory of Party Identification and Policy Reasoning

Paul M. Sniderman and Edward H. Stiglitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154145
eISBN:
9781400842551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154145.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book presents a new theory of party identification, the central concept in the study of voting. Challenging the traditional idea that voters identify with a political party out of blind ... More


The Second Party System and Its Legacy: The Careers of John Bell, John C. Breckinridge, Howell Cobb, Stephen A. Douglas, John Tyler, and Martin Van Buren

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the second American party system, the era of which extended from the mid-1820s into the mid-1850s. The chapter argues that the era warrants extended discussion in any analysis ... More


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