Political Polarisation and Public Policy

Frontcover of the Book: Social Psychology of Political Polarization

There has always existed a tension between progressive (leftist/socialist) and conservative (rightist/capitalist) political thinking types. Rightists are typically more in favour of pro-business policies while leftists are traditionally more concerned about the distribution of the wealth. Concerning civil liberties and rights, conservatives are nowadays closer to religious beliefs, while progressives are more in favor…