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Incremental Polarization

A Unified Spatial Theory of Legislative Elections, Parties and Roll Call Voting

Justin Buchler

Incremental Polarization

Incremental Polarization

A Unified Spatial Theory of Legislative Elections, Parties and Roll Call Voting

Incremental Polarization

 

In Incremental Polarization, Justin Buchler fills critical gaps in our understanding of legislative polarization by crafting a unified spatial theory of legislative elections, parties, and roll call voting.


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Beschrijving Incremental Polarization

As the last decade has shown, ideological polarization in Congress has reached historic levels. Yet, spatial theory has become increasingly important for how scholars understand Congress and legislative elections. In spatial models, candidates select positions along an ideological spectrum, and voters choose candidates based on those locations. However, the central tendency of these models is for the candidates to converge to the location of the median voter, so
polarization has become increasingly problematic for spatial theory, even as scholars have come to rely increasingly on these models. In Incremental Polarization, Justin Buchler provides a unified spatial model of legislative elections, parties, and roll call voting to explain the development of
polarization in Congress. His model moves beyond elections and factors in legislators' roll call voting, where a different but related spatial process operates. By linking these models, Incremental Polarization fills a critical gap in our understanding of the strategic, electoral, and procedural roots of polarization-and the role that parties play in the process.


ISBN
9780190865597
Pagina's
208
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NUR
754
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Paperback / softback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

Politicologie




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