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Negative partisanship is real, measurable, and affects political behaviour

Caruana, Nicholas J. (2014) Negative partisanship is real, measurable, and affects political behaviour. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Nov 2014). Website.

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Many people explain their political involvement with reference to the kinds of outcomes they’d like to avoid, with mainstream parties in the UK often framing their campaigns around ‘keeping out’ the opposite side. But what do we actually know about what Nicholas J. Caruana calls ‘negative partisanship’? He presents evidence from Canada that shows it explains a great deal about political involvement, and that there are lessons for political engagement more widely.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 15:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:23

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