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Published: 06 December 2012

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199772759

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The Ambivalent Partisan

How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy

Howard G. Lavine, Christopher D. Johnston, and Marco R. Steenbergen

Series in Political Psychology

  • Presents a new political psychological theory of mass political reasoning
  • Demonstrates that relying on partisan cues often leads to sub-optimal judgments
  • Examines the conditions under which, as well as the reasons why, voters think and behave in normatively desirable and undesirable ways

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