Myopic Retrospection and Party Realignment in the Great Depression

Abstract

We have argued elsewhere that retrospective voting is often causally unsophisticated, ideologically confused, and highly myopic (Achen and Bartels 2002; 2004). Here, we extend those assertions to party realignments, arguing that they, too, depend far less on ideological shifts than on the simple cumulation of myopic retrospections in election years. We… (More)

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@inproceedings{Achen2008MyopicRA, title={Myopic Retrospection and Party Realignment in the Great Depression}, author={Christopher H. Achen and Larry Bartels}, year={2008} }