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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
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
State and national factors in gubernatorial and senatorial elections
Theory: Voters link candidates for govemor and senator to the president through partisanship. However, voters also distinguish between the functional responsibilities that govemors and U.S. senatorsExpand
Party Polarization and Party Structuring of Policy Attitudes: A Comparison of Three NES Panel Studies
The conventional wisdom in the partisan change literature predicts that increasing party conflict on one issue agenda leads to a decline in party conflict on another agenda—a process called “conflictExpand
Monte Carlo Simulation and Resampling Methods for Social Science
1. Introduction 2. Probability 3. Introduction to R 4. Random Number Generation 5 .Statistical Simulation of the Linear Model 6. Simulating Generalized Linear Models 7. Testing Theory UsingExpand
The Contextual Effects of Race on White Voter Behavior: The 1989 New York City Mayoral Election
  • T. Carsey
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Politics
  • 1 February 1995
This analysis brings together two long-standing research traditions in political science. One tradition, beginning with Key (1949), focuses on the negative reaction white voters exhibit when locatedExpand
US Senate campaigns, negative advertising, and voter mobilization in the 1998 midterm election
Abstract The most prominent theories of electoral participation focus on the individual-level characteristics of citizens as the primary determinants of voter turnout. However, seeking toExpand