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New Dimensions of Political Cleavage

Kevin Deegan‐Krause

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780199270125
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199270125.003.0028

Series: OXFORD HANDBOOKS POL SCIENCE SERI OHPS C

 New Dimensions of Political Cleavage

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This article presents a survey of political cleavage. The survey presented in the article asks what scholars mean when they talk about cleavages; the revelations of recent studies about the contours of new cleavages, their origins, and their consequences are included. The model of difference, divide, and cleavage is illustrated in the article. The article lists the new typologies of cleavage, and the new explanations for cleavage are also provided.

Keywords: political cleavage; recent studies; contours of new cleavages; origins; consequences; new typologies of cleavage

Article.  8115 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics

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