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- n. Plural form of ideopolis.
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After the 2000 election, John Judis and Ruy Teixeira published a book arguing that Democrats would build a majority based on nonwhite and Hispanic voters, shifts in the suburbs, and strength among professionals concentrated in “ideopolises” like the Research Triangle in North Carolina.
Judis and Teixeira advised that it would be necessary for Democrats to achieve a new synthesis "that retains support among the white working class, but also builds support among college-educated professionals and others in America's burgeoning ideopolises." [page 143]
In his 2002 book, The Emerging Democratic Majority, co-authored with John B. Judis, Teixeira predicted that demographic shifts would favor Democrats within a decade, as populations move away from rural areas and into postindustrial metropolises, or ideopolises.