Self-Segregation or Deliberation? Blog Readership, Participation, and Polarization in American Politics

@article{Lawrence2010SelfSegregationOD,
  title={Self-Segregation or Deliberation? Blog Readership, Participation, and Polarization in American Politics},
  author={Eric D. Lawrence and John M. Sides and Henry Farrell},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2010},
  volume={8},
  pages={141-157}
}
There is active debate among political scientists and political theorists over the relationship between participation and deliberation among citizens with different political viewpoints. Internet based blogs provide an important testing ground for these scholars' theories, especially as political activity on the Internet becomes increasingly important. In this article, we use the first major dataset describing blog readership to examine the relationship between deliberation, polarization and… 

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