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Citizens’ ideology drives ideological polarization and partisanship in U.S state legislatures

Kirkland, Justin H. (2014) Citizens’ ideology drives ideological polarization and partisanship in U.S state legislatures. LSE American Politics and Policy (04 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The increasing partisanship and polarization present Congress has been subject to a great deal of study and many explanations as to its causes have been put forward. Justin H. Kirkland takes a different line in investigating polarization, by looking at how it varies between state legislatures. Using survey and roll call vote data from across the country, he argues that in those states with more ideologically disparate populations, legislative districts will become more extreme as people sort into them. This in turn will lead to their legislators expressing a higher degree of partisanship in the state legislature.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 23:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58928

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