The Transformation of the Republican and Democratic Party Coalitions in the U.S.

@article{Miller2008TheTO,
  title={The Transformation of the Republican and Democratic Party Coalitions in the U.S.},
  author={Gary J. Miller and Norman Schofield},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={433 - 450}
}
Because the space of policies is two-dimensional, parties in the United States are coalitions of opposed interests. The Republican Party contains both socially conservative and socially liberal groups, though both tend to be pro-business. The increasing dominance of the social conservatives has angered some prominent Republicans, even causing a number of them to change party allegiance. Over time, the decreasing significance of the economic axis may cause the Republican Party to adopt policies… 
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