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

@article{Kreiss2017TheFO,
  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},
  year={2017},
  volume={5},
  pages={443-459}
}
  • Daniel Kreiss
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Cultural Sociology
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