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Partisan Involvement and Selective Exposure

Natalie Jomini Stroud

in Niche News: The Politics of News Choice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199755509
eISBN:
9780199897162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755509.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates whether partisan selective exposure affects, or is affected by, partisan involvement. It shows that partisan selective exposure is related to all sorts of important ... More


Political Activism and Electoral Democracy: Perspectives on Economic Inequality and Political Polarization

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter uses evidence about political activity to shed light on two puzzles. First, the chapter considers why, in a two-party system with equal voting, contrary to the logic of the median voter ... More


Political Polarization and Issues: A New Perspective

John S. Lapinski

in The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses how policy issue substance matters for studying political preferences. Fully exploring how policy issue substance matters for studying political polarization in Congress, the ... More


A Theory of Polarization in Authoritarian Regimes

Elizabeth R. Nugent

in After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691203058
eISBN:
9780691203072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203058.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents the book's argument in detail. It begins by reviewing existing work on three central concepts: polarization, preference formation, and repression. The chapter also highlights ... More


The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

John S. Lapinski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation. Yet despite its importance, political scientists spend very little time studying ... More


Democracy in Israel: Proven Yet Precarious

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews literary works made at the conundrum of Israel's democratic vitality. Israeli democracy has survived two major transfers of power, in 1977 and 1992, and has thereby passed the ... More


Identity and Polarization in the Lab

Elizabeth R. Nugent

in After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691203058
eISBN:
9780691203072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203058.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents the motivation, design, and results of laboratory experimental tests on how repression conditions political polarization through identity. The effects of shared trauma on group ... More


Conclusion

Joseph M. Parent

in Uniting States: Voluntary Union in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782192
eISBN:
9780199919147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782192.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter provides profiles of the case studies in the work, as well as theoretical and policy implications of the work. It argues that only realism can explain voluntary political ... More


The Polarization Dynamic

Robert B. Talisse

in Sustaining Democracy: What We Owe to the Other Side

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197556450
eISBN:
9780197556481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197556450.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The challenge of sustaining democracy is complicated by the fact that political engagement exposes citizens to a cognitive and social dynamical force known as belief polarization that leads us to ... More


The Civil State: Trust, Polarization, and the Quality of State Government

Eric M. Uslaner (ed.)

in Public Opinion in State Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753005
eISBN:
9780804767972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753005.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates whether trust toward others in the mass public affects the quality of governmental performance in states. It proposes a model good government in the civil state for the ... More


Clubiste Ascendancy and Feuillantist Response

W. D. Edmonds

in Jacobinism and the Revolt of Lyon 1789–1793

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227496
eISBN:
9780191678714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227496.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Late in 1790, a predominantly artisanal democratic movement took the political initiative in Lyon. Paris did not have a really strong, organized popular movement until l792; Lyon had one from the ... More


Polarization and Politics

John L. Campbell

in American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 6 explains how the three long-standing trends described in earlier chapters fed into rising political polarization, especially in Washington. First, the rise of neoliberalism pushed both ... More


Introduction: Trust and Polarization

Kevin Vallier

in Trust in a Polarized Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190887223
eISBN:
9780190887254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887223.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Based on recent research, there is probably a negative feedback loop between falling social and political trust and rising political polarization, which this book calls the distrust-divergence ... More


Changing Political Context and Changing State Outcomes

Thomas M. Holbrook

in Altered States: Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190269128
eISBN:
9780190632809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269128.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines another way in which group characteristics influence election outcomes, which is by interacting with the broader political environment to produce different effects on outcomes ... More


The Sources of Polarization

Tom Allen

in Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199931989
eISBN:
9780190252687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931989.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the deeper sources of the current political polarization and the puzzling rigidity of the Republican Party. Conservatives have a message advantage in America' political ... More


Demands for Choice: The Competition between Left and Right

José María Maravall

in Demands on Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198778523
eISBN:
9780191823848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778523.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Voting is only relevant for citizens when they can choose between genuine political alternatives that correspond to their preferences. Proponents of ‘more’ democracy claim that political competitors ... More


Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress

Tom Allen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199931989
eISBN:
9780190252687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931989.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The rhetoric of the 2012 presidential campaign exposed the deeply rooted sources of political polarization in America at that time. One side celebrated individualism and divided the public into ... More


Inventing the Ties That Bind: Imagined Relationships in Moral and Political Life

Francesca Polletta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226734170
eISBN:
9780226734347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734347.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

At a time of sharp economic inequalities and political polarization, Inventing the Ties that Bind explores how Americans cooperate in workplaces, grassroots social movements, unions, churches, ... More


Slanting the News: Media Bias and Its Effects

Anthony DiMaggio

in News on the Right: Studying Conservative News Cultures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190913540
eISBN:
9780190913571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913540.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates whether the consumption of Fox, MSNBC, and CNN is associated with the formation of conservative or liberal political attitudes. Through analyzing public opinion data ... More


National “Politics against Policy” in the Eurozone Crisis

Vivien A. Schmidt

in Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198797050
eISBN:
9780191838644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797050.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

Chapter 10 explores the input legitimacy of Eurozone crisis governance as seen through its impact “at the bottom,” on national politics. The chapter first details citizens’ rising Euroskepticism ... More


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