What is political polarization? How different is it from ‘normal’ democratic conflict? And why have we been getting it wrong? Listen to our Senior Research Fellow Andreas Schedler and Petra Alderman talk about the meaning of political polarization, its actors and drivers, and the effects it has on contemporary democracy. The 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.
The People, Power, Politics podcast brings you the latest insights into the factors that are shaping and re-shaping our political world. It is brought to you by the Centre for Elections, Democracy, Accountability and Representation (CEDAR) based at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.