Andreas SchedlerNov 17, 2023
Political Polarisation: Have We Got It Wrong?
A Discussion with Andreas Schedler
New Books Network 2023
What is political polarisation? How different is it from ‘normal’ democratic conflict? And why have we been getting it wrong? Listen to Andreas Schedler and Petra Alderman talk about the meaning of political polarisation, its actors and drivers, and the effects it has on contemporary democracy.
Andreas Schedler is a Senior Research Fellow at the Democracy Institute of the Central European university (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. He is well-known for his work on authoritarian elections, democratic consolidation and transition, anti-political-establishment parties, political accountability, organized violence, and political polarisation. This episode is based on Andreas’s article ‘Rethinking Political Polarization’ published in Political Science Quarterly.
Petra Alderman is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Leadership for Inclusive and Democratic Politics at the University of Birmingham and Research Fellow at CEDAR.
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