New Topics in Political Conflict in the USA (Speaker: Charles Davidson)

Charles E. Davidson, Ph.D.

The nature of domestic political conflict in the United States has changed gradually in the past 25 years, demonstrating more rigid characteristics of polarization, combativeness, and identity-basis. The candidacy and presidency of Donald Trump and the fallout over the election of Joe Biden and the COVID-19 pandemic have crystalized conflict in ways that have been rarely witnessed in America. This intractability poses both a threat to the future of the democratic process and our progress as a nation and demands new ways of conflict resolution strategy and practice.

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