The Informational Basis for Mass Polarization

  • Thomas J. Leeper
  • Published 2012

Abstract

If nothing else, democratic politics requires compromise. Mass polarization, where citizens disagree strongly and those disagreements magnify over time, therefore seems to present obvious threats to democratic well-being. The overwhelming presumption is that if polarization is occurring, a substantial portion of that polarization is attributable to the… (More)

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