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The symbolic politics behind why sane people vote for (seemingly) insane things

Kincaid, John (2017) The symbolic politics behind why sane people vote for (seemingly) insane things. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (03 Feb 2017). Website.

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The 2016 election provided ample evidence that voters often support candidates who put forward policies which will be of little benefit or may even be detrimental to them. But why do voters support such policies? Using Texas as a case study, John Kincaid writes that the Republican Party was able to reframe debates over school finance reform by linking concern over the redistribution of resources from wealthier to poorer districts to threats to dominant forms of economic, cultural, and racial privilege from a “politically correct” liberal elite.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 14:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:57

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