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A Theory of Rigid Extremists and Flexible Moderates With An Empirical Application To The US Congress

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  • S Brock Blomberg
  • Joseph E Harrington Jr

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A theory is developed which predicts that people with extreme opinions are relatively rigid in that they are less inclined to modify their opinions That extremists tend to be rigid and moderates tend to be flexible is found to hold for members of the US Congress

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Paper provided by The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics in its series Economics Working Paper Archive with number 380.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:jhu:papers:380

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  1. Callander, Steven & Wilkie, Simon, 2007. "Lies, damned lies, and political campaigns," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 60(2), pages 262-286, August.

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