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By Matt Grossmann,David A. Hopkins

Why do Republican politicians promise to rein in govt, in simple terms to stand repeated rebellions from Republican citizens and media critics for betraying their rules? Why do Democratic politicians suggest an array of alternative regulations to check the range in their supporters, merely to develop into mired in stark demographic divisions over factor priorities? in brief, why do the 2 events act so differently-whether within the voters, at the crusade path, or in public office?

Asymmetric Politics bargains a complete clarification: The Republican social gathering is the motor vehicle of an ideological circulate whereas the Democratic get together is a coalition of social teams. Republican leaders prize conservatism and allure aid through pledging loyalty to wide values. Democratic leaders as an alternative search concrete govt motion, beautiful to citizens' staff identities and pursuits by way of endorsing particular policies.

This clean and finished research unearths how Democrats and Republicans imagine otherwise approximately politics, depend on special assets of data, argue prior each other, and pursue divergent targets in govt. It presents a rigorous new realizing of latest polarization and governing disorder whereas demonstrating how longstanding positive factors of yankee politics and public coverage mirror our uneven social gathering system.

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