Zachary Neal | Polarization

Political polarization


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Aref, S. & Neal, Z. P. (2020). Detecting coalitions by optimally partitioning signed networks of political collaboration. Scientific Reports, 10, 1506.

  • Although the US Congress has become less effective at turning bills into laws, this paper shows that rising political polarization actually helps with the process.

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Neal, Z. P. (2020). A sign of the times? Weak and strong polarization in the U. S. Congress, 1973 – 2016. Social Networks, 60, 103-112.

  • This paper explores the political networks of every U.S. Senator and Representative since 1973. It shows that partisan polarization has steadily increased in both chambers, and that neither Republicans nor Democrats are solely responsible.

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Neal, Z. P. (2014). The backbone of bipartite projections: Inferring relationships from co-authorship, co-sponsorship, co-attendance, and other co-behaviors. Social Networks, 39, 84-97.

  • This paper uses the example of the 108th U.S. Senate (2003 - 2005) to show how Senators' and Representatives' positive and negative relationships can be measured using information about which bills they sponsored.

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Neal, Z. P. (2019). Data: A sign of the times. FigShare. doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.8096429.v1

  • This is the signed network data used in this research, distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 license.

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