Polarization in politics and media coverage

Expert seminar as part of The International Francqui chair by Prof. Shanto Iyengar


What is going on in US politics? For decades, American policymakers regularly crossed the aisle to get things done. Over time Republicans and Democrats have split apart and politics has become dysfunctional. How should this polarization be understood and what are the consequences? Do we see similar trends in Europe? Is consensus seeking still part of European democracies? Has the idea of compromise lost traction? In the US, the role of partisan media is seen as one of the explanations of this polarization. Are the news media in Europa also becoming more partisan? ...
These and other questions will be addressed in the expert seminar.

Participation is free, but please register: Kirsten.vancamp@uantwerpen.be

Meerminne, room M101
Sint-Jacobstraat 2
2 Antwerpen
26/06/2014 - 12:30 to 27/06/2014 - 13:00
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