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dc.contributor.authorHirano, Shigeo
dc.contributor.authorSnyder, James M., Jr.
dc.contributor.authorAnsolabehere, Stephen Daniel
dc.contributor.authorHansen, John Mark
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T21:46:35Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationHirano, Shigeo, James M. Snyder Jr., Stephen Daniel Ansolabehere, and John Mark Hansen. 2010. Primary elections and partisan polarization in the U.S. Congress. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 5(2): 169-191.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1554-0626en_US
dc.identifier.issn1554-0634en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9949294
dc.description.abstractMany observers and scholars argue that primary elections contribute to ideological polarization in U.S. politics. We test this claim using congressional elections and roll call voting behavior. Many of our findings are null. We find little evidence that the introduction of primary elections, the level of primary election turnout, or the threat of primary competition are associated with partisan polarization in congressional roll call voting. We also find little evidence that extreme roll call voting records are positively associated with primary election outcomes. A positive finding is that general election competition exerts pressure toward convergence as extreme roll call voting is negatively correlated with general election outcomes.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernmenten_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNow Publishersen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1561/100.00008052en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titlePrimary Elections and Partisan Polarization in the U.S. Congressen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalQuarterly Journal of Political Scienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorAnsolabehere, Stephen Daniel
dc.date.available2012-11-27T21:46:35Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1561/100.00008052*
dash.contributor.affiliatedSnyder, James
dash.contributor.affiliatedHansen, Barrett
dash.contributor.affiliatedAnsolabehere, Stephen


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