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Published: 27 August 2015

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780190264307

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Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind

How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Party Identification and Democracy

Eric W. Groenendyk

Series in Political Psychology

  • Engages longstanding academic debates while appealing to a broad audience
  • Is the first book to simultaneously examine the role of motivated reasoning in politics and the nature and stability of party identification
  • Each empirical chapter tests a particular hypothesis, and each hypothesis builds on the last
  • Incorporates the arguments of rational choice theorists into a work of political psychology

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