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Cultural Warfare and Styles of Representation in the United States

David C. Barker and Christopher Jan Carman

in Representing Red and Blue

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199796564
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199979714 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796564.003.0003

Series: Series in Political Psychology

Cultural Warfare and Styles of Representation in the United States

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This chapter lays out the argument in a detailed and systematic way. The chapter argues: (a) ordinary people do hold ideological predilections regarding the nature of democratic governance; (b) those predilections stem, in part, from different expectations regarding the nature of democratic governance; (c) such differences in democratic worldviews are partially a byproduct of cultural progressivism/traditionalism. That is, this chapter provides the detailed theoretical rationale undergirding the empirical analyses that follow.

Keywords: representation preferences; democratic governance; expectations; political culture; cultural traditionalism

Chapter.  14437 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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