Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 June 2020

234 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197510490

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Compromise in an Age of Party Polarization

Jennifer Wolak

  • Investigates Americans' support of political compromise and how people balance partisan desires against principled thinking about democratic norms
  • Utilizes a multi-method approach that combines survey evidence and numerous innovative survey experiments
  • Challenges conventional wisdom about the partisan demands of the electorate
  • Highlights the complexity of how people reason about how government should proceed in times of political division
  • Covers the bounds and extent of public support for compromise in-depth and with greater detail than any prior accounts

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