Party Polarization

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Singer, Matthew. "Elite Polarization and the Electoral Impact of Left-Right Placements: Evidence from Latin America, 1995-2009." Latin American Research Review 51, no. 2 (April 2016): 174. MasterFILE Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed December 12, 2016).

The research article developed an idea of party polarization being an essential factor in the continuation and development of modern democracy. This is represented within graphic organizers of latin american countries that carry varying levels of party polarization that affect voter belief and direction. Singer utilized legislative surveys to find voter placement and how differentiated the chosen party was from an ideological norm in a specific country. He also found that in poorer countries current
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By using the developed equation to quantify the polarization quantity it gives a realistic and finite relativity to help prove an answer. Also Singer allows us insight to potential benefits and detriments of branching further into a politically ideological direction. Though he does not explicitly answer our question he delves a deeper insight into the general idea. It would have been very interesting if he had also collected data from the U.S.

JACOBSON, GARY C. "Polarization, Gridlock, and Presidential Campaign Politics in 2016." Social Science, The Annals Of The American Academy Of Political And, Social Science 667, (September 1, 2016): 226. LexisNexis Academic: Law Reviews, EBSCOhost (accessed December 12, 2016).

This article was interesting because it showed party loyalty and how that can affect an election. Though this was written pre election it still dives into some of the facets seen this cycle. A rupture of the Republican party into two rather ravenous sides could create future issues. It also talks of the unlikely event of Trumps landslide victory, which it stated that the presidency would be certainly interesting. Overall it allowed a more current view of polarization within the political
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The period between the civil war and World War two were seen to carry a more centralized policy agenda between the two parties. Since World War two, the author concluded that the ideologies have split very quickly, and that is because of the lack of the Southern Democrats in this century. The author saw this as a problem, because hostility between the parties is on a continuous climb. Growing aggressiveness between the parties is negative, because the parties will have a much more difficult time coming to a conclusion on how to agree on things, in this author's
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