The Rise of Uncivil Agreement

@article{Mason2013TheRO,
  title={The Rise of Uncivil Agreement},
  author={Lilliana Mason},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={2013},
  volume={57},
  pages={140 - 159}
}
  • Lilliana Mason
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • American Behavioral Scientist
The debate over whether polarization is occurring in the mass public has been limited by a lack of definition and theory. This article contributes to both, arguing that polarization can be characterized as either behavioral polarization or issue position polarization, but that the two are not synonymous. One reason for the difference between the two types of polarization is that the partisan-ideological sorting that has occurred over the past few decades has contributed to behavioral… Expand

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