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The great divide : religious and cultural conflict in American party politics
PrefaceIntroduction: Cultural Conflict in American Society and Politics1. Explaining Religious and Cultural Changes in the Party System2. Conceptualizing Religion and Religion-Based PoliticalExpand
Changing Sides or Changing Minds? Party Identification and Policy Preferences in the American Electorate
Scholars have long debated the individual-level relationship between partisanship and policy preferences. We argue that partisanship and issue attitudes cause changes in each other, but the patternExpand
Party Polarization and "Conflict Extension" in the American Electorate
agendas have remained distinct, but the parties in the electorate have grown more polarized on all three. Conflict extension. rather than conflict displacement or ideological realign? ment, hasExpand
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics
Party activists have played a leading role in “conflict extension”—the polarization of the parties along multiple issue dimensions—in contemporary American politics. We argue that open nominationExpand
Religion and Political Behavior in the United States: The Impact of Beliefs, Affiliations, and Commitment from 1980 to 1994
This article examines the influence of a new religious cleavage defined by the orthodoxy of religious beliefs, affiliations and practices on American political behavior. With data pooled from theExpand
PARTY POLARIZATION IN AMERICAN POLITICS: Characteristics, Causes, and Consequences
▪ Abstract Recent commentary points to clear increases in ideological polarization between the major American political parties. We review the theoretical and empirical literature on partyExpand
Wars and Rumours of Wars: The Contexts of Cultural Conflict in American Political Behaviour
A heated scholarly debate rages over the ‘culture wars thesis’ in American politics. Drawing on the literature on mass opinion constraint and its sources, we propose a resolution to this debate: theExpand
Religious Group Cues and Citizen Policy Attitudes in the United States
Abstract The public opinion literature shows that cues about the policy positions of social groups influence citizens’ political attitudes. We assess whether cues about religious groups’ positionsExpand
Cultural Conflict in American Politics: Religious Traditionalism, Postmaterialism, and U.S. Political Behavior
Recent trends indicate that American politics is becoming more "cultural" or "value-based." However, the leading account of cultural conflict in advanced industrial democracies-Ronald Inglehart'sExpand
“Bands of Others”? Attitudes toward Muslims in Contemporary American Society
The obvious explanation for the unpopularity of Muslims in contemporary American society centers on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. However, we contend that feelings about Muslims areExpand