Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind: How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Party Identification and Democracy

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Party identification may be the single most powerful predictor of voting behavior, yet scholars continue to disagree on whether this is good or bad for democracy. Some argue that party identification functions as a highly efficient information shortcut, guiding voters to candidates that represent their interests. Others argue that party identification biases voters' perceptions, thereby undermining accountability. Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind provides a framework for understanding the conditions under which each ...

Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind: How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Party Identification and Democracy 2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190264307

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Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind: How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Party Identification and Democracy 2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199969807

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