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Working-class whites may be rejecting Democrats’ economic policies because they see them as reckless and immoral.

Bezila, Kieran (2017) Working-class whites may be rejecting Democrats’ economic policies because they see them as reckless and immoral. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Jan 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A large segment of support for the Republican Party is made up of white, working class voters, a group which would likely benefit more from the redistributive measures advocated by the Democratic Party. In new research, Kieran Bezila, with collaborators Monica Prasad and Steve Hoffman, investigates this seeming contradiction, by looking at the economic dimension of moral and cultural appeals. He argues that pragmatic economic concerns are important to working-class voters, concerns which translate to a dislike of redistributive policies advocated by the Democratic Party which they see as “spendthrift” and imprudent.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 13:09
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 13:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69374

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