• Torben Iversen


Information, Inequality and Mass Polarization: Ideology in Advanced Democracies. Torben Iversen, 2015, Paper. "Growing polarization in the American Congress is closely related to rising income inequality. Yet there has been no corresponding polarization of the US electorate, and across advanced democracies mass polarization is negatively related to income inequality. To explain this puzzle we propose a comparative political economy model of mass polarization in which the same institutional factors that generate income inequality also undermine political information. We explain why more voters then place themselves..." Link