Publication
Title
The tie that divides : cross-national evidence of the primacy of partyism
Author
Abstract
Using evidence from Great Britain, the United States, Belgium and Spain, it is demonstrated in this article that in integrated and divided nations alike, citizens are more strongly attached to political parties than to the social groups that the parties represent. In all four nations, partisans discriminate against their opponents to a degree that exceeds discrimination against members of religious, linguistic, ethnic or regional out-groups. This pattern holds even when social cleavages are intense and the basis for prolonged political conflict. Partisan animus is conditioned by ideological proximity; partisans are more distrusting of parties furthest from them in the ideological space. The effects of partisanship on trust are eroded when partisan and social ties collide. In closing, the article considers the reasons that give rise to the strength of partyism' in modern democracies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of political research. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2018
ISSN
0304-4130 [print]
1475-6765 [online]
Volume/pages
57:2(2018), p. 333-354
ISI
000429541200004
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.05.2018
Last edited 06.09.2021
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