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Why our partisan identities mean we are talking past each other

Strickler, Ryan (2018) Why our partisan identities mean we are talking past each other. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (18 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Deliberation and discussion between people with open minds is the cornerstone of a healthy democratic society. But this ideal seems to be slipping away in the face of increasingly partisan hostility. In new research, Ryan Strickler finds that much of the decline in respect for opposing views is down to people’s identity as members of political groups. Having a strong partisan social identity, he writes, makes people far less likely to listen to counterarguments from the opposing side.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2021 13:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:12

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