Resurgent Mass Partisanship: The Role of Elite Polarization

@article{Hetherington2001ResurgentMP,
  title={Resurgent Mass Partisanship: The Role of Elite Polarization},
  author={M. Hetherington},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={95},
  pages={619 - 631}
}
  • M. Hetherington
  • Published 2001
  • Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
For the most part, scholars who study American political parties in the electorate continue to characterize them as weak and in decline. Parties on the elite level, however, have experienced a resurgence over the last two decades. Such a divergence between elite behavior and mass opinion is curious, given that most models of public opinion place the behavior of elites at their core. In fact, I find that parties in the electorate have experienced a noteworthy resurgence over the last two decades… Expand
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