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Leftist and rightist parties talk to voters in different ways when inequality is high, but not when inequality is low

Potter, Joshua D. and Tavits, Margit (2015) Leftist and rightist parties talk to voters in different ways when inequality is high, but not when inequality is low. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (30 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The aftermath of the Great Recessions has seen inequality in the U.S. and other developed nations increase to unprecedented levels. But how do parties on each side of the ideological spectrum react to inequality? In new research which examines political parties’ election messages across 40 democracies, Joshua D. Potter and Margit Tavits find that parties on the left push economic messages during times of higher inequality, while those on the right tend to focus on values-based social issues when voters are especially religious or there is significant societal concern about immigration or ethnic fractionalization.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 13:25
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2020 00:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63129

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