Analyze Political Sectarianism No unread replies.

Analyze Political Sectarianism No unread replies. No replies. Finkel et al describe the nature of political sectarianism. With some similarities to religious sectarianism, political sectarianism involves the weaponization of ideology to combat rivals either ideologically, politically, and

increasingly through physicality. They identify ways in which sectarianism can viewed as increasing: biased media and selective knowledge-

seeking viewers, wealth inequality, and the observation that political sectarianism and ideological conflict seem to have worked in the past. The authors then offer 3 solutions. As for Thereault, he makes a similar observation that polarization has spiraled out of control and needs to be described as something else (“partisan warfare”). Ideology no longer rules party messaging but rather political competition and winning is the

means and the end. Download Mettler Chapter 3 The Government -Citizen Disconnect.pdf In your Discussion Post: Analyze the authors’ ideas compare with one of the previous readings (Dahl, Lee, Fukuyama, Madison, Ferris, Mettler, Clausewitz) How would another author’s ideas relate to partisan warfare and sectarianism? Or if you like, you can use several authors and describe how their ideas appear in these texts (or just one

author) or Apply to a policy or legislative proposal in the U.S. government summarize a U.S. bill, law, Supreme Court ruling, Executive Order (etc) since 1995 explain how the policy reflected political sectarianism/partisan warfare more than just ideological disagreement Assignment is graded on clarity, grammar, quality of summary, organization, structure, and quality of analysis