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date: 25 June 2018

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This article presents a survey of political cleavage. The survey presented in the article asks what scholars mean when they talk about cleavages; the revelations of recent studies about the contours of new cleavages, their origins, and their consequences are included. The model of difference, divide, and cleavage is illustrated in the article. The article lists the new typologies of cleavage, and the new explanations for cleavage are also provided.

Keywords: political cleavage, recent studies, contours of new cleavages, origins, consequences, new typologies of cleavage

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