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Weatherhead Center for International Affairs - Overcoming Political Polarization


April 29, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm
CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street, K262 (Bowie-Vernon Room)
April 29, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm
CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street, K262 (Bowie-Vernon Room)

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https://populism.wcfia.harvard.edu/event/panel-ove...

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While some partisan polarization is healthy for democracy, one of the key drivers of democratic decay in new and established democracies is intense polarization, where political opponents begin to regard each other as existential enemies, allowing incumbents to justify abuses of democratic norms to restrain the opposition, and encouraging the opposition to use “any means necessary” to (re)gain power. Our panelists will discuss lessons and ideas regarding how democratic polities can best respond to and perhaps overcome extreme polarization.

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