The fragmenting of the civil sphere: How partisan identity shapes the moral evaluation of candidates and epistemology

  title={The fragmenting of the civil sphere: How partisan identity shapes the moral evaluation of candidates and epistemology},
  author={Daniel Kreiss},
  journal={American Journal of Cultural Sociology},
  • Daniel Kreiss
  • Published 25 July 2017
  • Political Science
  • American Journal of Cultural Sociology
The 2016 U.S. presidential election upended a number of scholarly expectations about electoral politics. Many academics and pundits predicted that president Donald Trump’s flaunting of democratic norms, from his rhetoric on the campaign trail to his financial conflicts of interest, would undermine his candidacy. How do we explain Trump’s appeal to his core supporters and Republicans more generally? First, this paper argues that Trump was able to exploit partisan identity becoming the key basis… 

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