Ideological Factions in the Republican and Democratic Parties

  title={Ideological Factions in the Republican and Democratic Parties},
  author={Hans Noel},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={166 - 188}
  • Hans Noel
  • Published 17 August 2016
  • Political Science
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Both the Republican and Democratic parties are internally divided. Each contains a party regular wing, which is interested in winning office and in the compromises necessary to govern. And each contains an ideological wing, which is interested in close adherence to the core coalition of the party. But the nature of the cleavage is very different within the parties. Among Democrats, the cleavage is mild, with most members belonging to the party regular camp, to the chagrin of ideologues, who are… 

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