Sunday, February 4, 2018

Overwhelming evidence, Koch Network, GOP Extremism - 2016


Both of these authors and their work have been mentioned in these pages already.  Here I’ve copied and pasted their References for this study simply because I found them impressive and I figured they're a good indication of the amount of evidence that has been accumulated and that supports the claims made.  Quite the collection, check it out.  I've placed their abstract at the end of the references.

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The Koch Network and Republican Party Extremism
September 2016, Volume 14, Issue 3 pp. 681-699
Published online: 31 August 2016
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The Koch Network and Republican Party Extremism

Abstract
Presidential election years attract attention to the rhetoric, personalities, and agendas of contending White House aspirants, but these headlines do not reflect the ongoing political shifts that will confront whoever moves into the White House in 2017. Earthquakes and erosions have remade the U.S. political terrain, reconfiguring the ground on which politicians and social groups must maneuver, and it is important to make sure that narrow and short-term analyses do not blind us to this shifting terrain. 

We draw from research on changes since 2000 in the organizational universes surrounding the Republican and Democratic parties to highlight a major emergent force in U.S. politics: the recently expanded “Koch network” that coordinates big money funders, idea producers, issue advocates, and innovative constituency-building efforts in an ongoing effort to pull the Republican Party and agendas of U.S. politics sharply to the right. 


We review the major components and evolution of the Koch network and explore how it has reshaped American politics and policy agendas, focusing especially on implications for right-tilted partisan polarization and rising economic inequality.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/perspectives-on-politics/article/the-koch-network-and-republican-party-extremism/035F3D872B0CE930AF02D7706DF46EEE


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