Overdoing Democracy: The Problem of Polarization
Democracy is such an important social good that it is natural to think that more is always better. However, current findings regarding polarization suggest that it is nonetheless possible for citizens to overdo democracy. In overdoing democracy, we erode the capacities we need to perform well as democratic citizens.
The program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of philosophy and religion. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Civic Engagement and the Liberal Arts.
democracy, U.S. politics, political polarization
American Politics | Models and Methods | Political Science | Sociology
Talisse, Robert. "Overdoing Democracy: The Problem of Polarization." Ensemble video, 01:44:10. October 27, 2020.