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THE HIGH AND THE LOW IN POLITICS: A TWO-DIMENSIONAL POLITICAL SPACE FOR COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND ELECTORAL STUDIES

@inproceedings{Ostiguy2009THEHA,
  title={THE HIGH AND THE LOW IN POLITICS: A TWO-DIMENSIONAL POLITICAL SPACE FOR COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND ELECTORAL STUDIES},
  author={Pierre Ostiguy},
  year={2009}
}
This paper introduces an indispensable dimension for the spatial and comparative analysis of party systems, cleavages, and the conduct of political campaigns. It presents the concepts of “high” and “low” in politics and the high-low dimension, which concerns ways of appealing (and thus relating) to people in sociologically differentiated ways. Politicians on the high are “well behaved,” more restrained, and proper, both in manners and institutional procedures. Politicians on the low sublimate… 

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