Please join the CALS Equity and Diversity for the upcoming Lunch and Learn event:
“Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Conditional Mass Polarization and American Politics”
Monday, November 12, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Steenbock Library, Biocommons area, Room 110A
Lunch will be provided by the Plant Pathology Department. Please click the link to register by noon on November 9: https://go.wisc.edu/z59h5b
Dr. Michael Wagner, associate professor, and Louis A. Maier, Faculty Development Fellow in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be presenting on the increased polarization of American politics over the last forty years and ways to approach political conversations in the workplace and social settings. Using a variety of cross-sectional surveys, panel studies, and original experiments, his studies reveal the consequences of the discrepancy between the one-dimensional (“left-right”) structure of the policy preferences of partisan elites and the two-dimensional structure across economic issues and social issues of citizens’ policy preferences. He will also discuss consequences of these mass polarization insights for the future of American politics.
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