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dc.contributor.authorSmith-Walter, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorJones, Michael D.
dc.contributor.authorShanahan, Elizabeth A.
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Holly
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-14T20:31:17Z
dc.date.available2020-12-14T20:31:17Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.citationSmith-Walter, Aaron, Michael D. Jones, Elizabeth A. Shanahan, and Holly Peterson. “The Stories Groups Tell: Campaign Finance Reform and the Narrative Networks of Cultural Cognition.” Quality & Quantity 54, no. 2 (May 17, 2019): 645–684. doi:10.1007/s11135-019-00884-8.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0033-5177
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/16064
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to test whether groups with different cultural cognition orientations construct different stories about the same policy issue given the same information. We employed a focus group methodology to assemble participants with similar cultural dispositions and used the Narrative Policy Framework to examine the policy narratives that groups form about campaign finance. Our analyses indicate that the stories these homogeneous cultural groups tell associate political process concerns related to campaign finance to their core cultural values. Even when provided with the same information, the stories that the groups produced varied along theoretically consistent cultural dimensions. Our findings show the narrative cores displayed similar attribution of the problem to intentional human action; however we observed variation in the manner in which certain characters were assigned blame, and significant differences in the density of several of the narrative networks. We found that differences in presence of victims emerged along the grid dimension of cultural cognition with egalitarian narratives cores possessing victims, whereas hierarchist narratives did not. A difference that emerged along the group dimension of cultural cognition was the core narrative of individualist groups generated policy solutions, while communitarian narrative cores did not.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rights© This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY 4.0 license.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.titleThe stories groups tell: campaign finance reform and the narrative networks of cultural cognitionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage645en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage684en_US
mus.citation.issue2en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleQuality & Quantityen_US
mus.citation.volume54en_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1007/s11135-019-00884-8en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentPolitical Science.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage5en_US


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