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dc.contributor.advisorOverby, L. Marvineng
dc.contributor.authorShoaf, Nicole R. Fostereng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Springeng
dc.description.abstractThis study uses party platforms to assess the degree of independence between state and national political parties in the United States in light of issue ownership theory and morality politics. Utilizing a coding scheme adapted from the Comparative Manifesto Project, I analyze the ideology and content of 80 Democratic and Republican state party platforms from 2008-2010. I uncover substantial variations among state party platforms and findings suggest that state parties manage to maintain a significant level of independence from the national parties. Some of the findings suggest our current understanding of state party politics is inadequate. For example, contrary to expectations, Republican state party platforms show more ideological variation than their Democratic counterparts. In contrast to national patterns, Democratic state party platforms conform more consistently with issue ownership theory than their Republican counterparts. And Democratic state party platforms are significantly more likely to balance their progressive policy preferences with conservative party interests.eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (xiii, 190 pages) : color illustrations.eng
dc.identifier.oclc891141280eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/43259
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/43259eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.sourceSubmitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School.eng
dc.subject.lcshPolitical parties -- States.eng
dc.subject.lcshPolitical parties.eng
dc.subject.lcshPolitical culture.eng
dc.subject.lcshPolitical parties -- Platforms -- Philosophy.eng
dc.titleAssessing the independence of state parties : issue ownership and morality politics in US state party platformseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical science (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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