How to depolarize deeply divided societies
From the US, to Brazil, to India, deepening political polarisation is used as a frame through which to see a lot of 21st century politics. But what can actually be done to depolarise deeply divided societies, particularly democracies? In this episode we speak to a political scientist and a philosopher trying to find answers to that question.
This episode was produced by Mend Mariwany and Katie Flood. The executive producer is Gemma Ware. Eloise Stevens does our sound design and our theme music is by Neeta Sarl. Full credits for this episode are available here. Read a transcript of this episode. Sign up here for a free daily newsletter from The Conversation.
Further reading and listening:
- Democratic and Republican voters both love civility – but the bipartisan appeal is partly because nobody can agree on what civility is
- Extreme political polarization weakens democracy – can the US avoid that fate?
- Brazil election: what I saw on the streets made me cautiously optimistic
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