Partisan Generational Effects: How the national mood during a cohort’s adolescent years shapes its lifelong macropartisanship

Abstract

Macropartisanship varies substantially from cohort to cohort. Much of this variation is attributable to partisan generational effects. Using Sears and Valentino’s (1997) theory of event-driven political socialization, I argue that partisan generational effects are caused by the national policy mood during a cohort’s impressionable adolescent years. To test… (More)

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@inproceedings{Atkinson2007PartisanGE, title={Partisan Generational Effects: How the national mood during a cohort’s adolescent years shapes its lifelong macropartisanship}, author={Matthew T. Atkinson}, year={2007} }