I bought this book, which was published in 2018 after seeing a review. It contains the most instructive explanation I have seen. “Political polarization in America is at a record high and the conflict has propelled itself beyond differences of opinion on political issues. This is a manuscript of a book review published under the name Peterson, David A.M. “Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity Lilliana Mason, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018, p. 192.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 52, No. DOI: 10.1017/S0008423919000076. Posted with permission. In conclusion, she examines the implications of her argument for the future of American democracy. While Mason is cautious about how easily we can end the identity conflict that is currently at the heart of American politics, he discusses several scientifically sound measures that we should consider.
Some of them are classic remedies to intergroup conflicts, put forward by psychologists, such as strengthening contacts between Democrats and Republicans. B, and the search for common goals or identities that can unite people beyond the boundaries of all parties. Others focus on possible changes within the parties themselves, including the focus of party leaders on setting standards of camaraderie and tolerance and the prospect of greater division within the Republican Party, which “introduce cross-cutting divisions that suppress social polarization and social distance.” Eventually, a precarious slanted tree that threatened the camp was cut down and removed by the two teams of boys working together. They were sent back to the separate camps. By the end of the second week, 22 very similar boys, who had only met two weeks earlier, had formed two almost belligerent tribes, with only the gentle boost of isolation and competition to encourage them. Similarly, those with liberal, northern and republican identities have been motivated to work occasionally with Democrats and conservatives. After all, they often had to work with them, sometimes within their own parties, to achieve their goals. Our bipartisan era has led to an upheaval in understanding America`s political behavior – or perhaps, more precisely, a recurrent flood.