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Must politics be war? : restoring our trust in the open society

Title
Must politics be war? : restoring our trust in the open society / Kevin Vallier.
ISBN
9780190632861 (ebook) :
Publication
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Physical Description
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Previously issued in print: 2019.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 8, 2019).
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Summary
Americans are far less likely to trust their institutions, and one another, than in decades past. This collapse in social and political trust arguably inspires our increasingly ferocious ideological conflicts and hardened partisanship. Many believe that our previously high levels of trust and bipartisanship were a pleasant anomaly and that today we live under the historic norm. For politics itself is nothing more than a struggle for power between groups with irreconcilable aims. Contemporary American politics is war because political life as such is war. This text argues that our shared liberal democratic institutions have the unique capacity to sustain social and political trust between diverse persons.
Variant and related titles
Oxford scholarship online 2019.
Other formats
Print version :
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 28, 2019
Series
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
Specialized.
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