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Polarization and political disagreement are an order of magnitude greater now than during previous U.S. government shutdowns

Azzimonti, Marina (2013) Polarization and political disagreement are an order of magnitude greater now than during previous U.S. government shutdowns. LSE American Politics and Policy (09 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While the current U.S, government shutdown is not the first by any means, it is by far the most politically polarized, according to Marina Azzimonti. Using an index that measures the frequency of newspaper articles that report disagreements about fiscal policy, she finds that levels of political polarization in the current shutdown are four times the average value between 1981 and 2013, and nearly twice what it was during the last shutdowns of 1995 and 1996.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 13:47
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 08:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58285

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