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Partisan Patterns in the Aftermath of Terror: Civil Liberties, Spending and the Centrality of Fear

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dc.contributor.author Mayer, Jeremy D.
dc.contributor.author Koizumi, Naoru
dc.contributor.author LaPorte, Todd
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-09T20:07:29Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-09T20:07:29Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11-09T20:07:29Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/2868
dc.description A paper presented at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting, August 31, 2006, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. en
dc.description.abstract Among the most reliable patterns in American partisan, public opinion is the consistent antipathy towards higher government spending exhibited by Republicans compared to Democrats. This gap in public opinion has grown, not shrunk in the recent era. Another consistent divide in partisan public opinion is the tendency by Democrats to favor civil liberties more than "law and order" Republican. Our paper examines whether American citizens follow these partisan patterns in the context of the war on terror. Specifically, do Democrats and Republicans remain divided in predictable ways when asked about spending more to protect our civil infrastructure against terrorism, and about limiting civil liberties in order to more effectively fight terrorism? We find that partisanship does not influence views on sacrificing civil liberties in the fight on terror, and is less influential than fear of terrorism on the spending questions.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries GMU School of Public Policy Faculty Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 4 en
dc.subject civil liberties en_US
dc.subject partisan pattern en_US
dc.subject terrorism en_US
dc.subject critical infrastructure en_US
dc.subject government spending en_US
dc.subject Mayer en_US
dc.subject LaPorte en_US
dc.subject Koizumi en_US
dc.subject Jeremy D. Mayer en_US
dc.subject Naoru Koizumi en_US
dc.subject Todd LaPorte en_US
dc.subject SPP en_US
dc.subject School of Public Policy en_US
dc.subject GMU en_US
dc.subject George Mason University en_US
dc.title Partisan Patterns in the Aftermath of Terror: Civil Liberties, Spending and the Centrality of Fear en
dc.type Working Paper en


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