In the wake of the 2016 election, Republicans and Democrats who live in the “safest” counties politically – those that their party’s presidential candidate won by overwhelming margins – expressed more willingness to address political differences in conversation than did partisans living in counties where the vote was more competitive.
Bessette/Pitney’s AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: DELIBERATION, DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP reviews the idea of "deliberative democracy." Building on the book, this blog offers insights, analysis, and facts about recent events.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Landslide Counties as Safe Spaces
Bradley Jones reports at Pew:
Posted by Pitney at 10:03 AM
Labels: 2016 campaign, deliberative democracy, government, polarization, political parties, political science, politics