The persistence of regional divisions in American electoral politics

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Regionalism has been a significant factor in American presidential elections and remains a significant factor today. Voters in different sections of the country have tended to favour different types of value and policy priorities by presidential candidates. Political party attempts to tie together different regional party interests into one broad national coalition have often contained the seeds of their own destruction. The American example may provide instruction for other industrial countries where class-based distinctions are declining in partisan voting behaviour.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-179
Number of pages23
JournalRegional and Federal Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations


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