Left/Right Ideology and Canadian Politics

  title={Left/Right Ideology and Canadian Politics},
  author={Christopher Cochrane},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Political Science},
  pages={583 - 605}
  • Christopher Cochrane
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Political Science
  • Canadian Journal of Political Science
Abstract. This article examines the influence of ideology in Canadian politics. The core theory is that political opinions are bound together into ideological clusters by underlying influences that affect simultaneously the opinions of individuals about more than one issue. The central hypothesis is that ideological disagreement between the left and the right is asymmetrical, that is, that leftists and rightists bundle in different ways their opinions about issues. The analysis draws on… Expand
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