Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy

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Over the past half century, two overarching questions have dominated the study of mass political behavior: How do ordinary citizens form their political judgments, and how good are those judgments from a normative perspective? The authors of The Ambivalent Partisan offer a novel approach to these questions, one in which political reasoning is viewed as arising from trade-offs among three generally conflicting psychological goals: making decisions easily, getting them right, and maintaining cognitive consistency. Taking aim ...

Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy 2012, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199772759

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