The transformation of cleavage politics The 1997 Stein Rokkan lecture

  title={The transformation of cleavage politics The 1997 Stein Rokkan lecture},
  author={Hanspeter Kriesi},
  journal={European Journal of Political Research},
In this lecture I discuss the development of the social divisions in Western Europe and their translation into politics. I successively take up the three aspects embraced by the notion of ‘cleavages’ – their structural base, the political values of the groups involved, and their political articulation. My main argument is that the decline of traditional cleavages does not necessarily signify the end of structuration of politics by social divisions. There is ample empirical evidence for the… Expand

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