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Last week we posted the first several posts from our new Conflict Frontiers Seminar 7: Application Example: Applying MPP to the Authoritarian Populism Problem -- This link goes to the full Seminar 7 listing, but we are releasing each of the Frontiers Videos in this seminar separately, as after the first two, these are all new. That is what follows here:
- Using the MPP Action List: The Authoritarian Populism Example (Part I) -- How can populist revolts address the real failures of establishment elites without falling victim to authoritarian temptations? (This was originally sent out as part of Seminar 6, but we have moved it into Seminar 7, as it fits here better.)
- Using the MPP Action List: The Authoritarian Populism Example (Part II) -- Find out what you can do to strengthen democracy while reducing the risk of authoritarianism. (This, too, was originally sent out as part of Seminar 6, but we have moved it into Seminar 7, as it fits here better.)
- Mapping the Authoritarian Populism “Conflict Complex," an Overview -- Authoritarian populism is actually a complex array of complex conflicts. This post introduces a series of posts designed to make it easier to understand what's going on.
- Mapping the Continuum between Democracy and Authoritarianism -- First things first, what do we mean by authoritarianism and how does it relate to democracy.
- The Red/Blue Cultural Divide -- In the first of a set of posts, we will explore how conflict mapping (and later, the other action steps) can be used to address a real-world problem--in this case the core moral conflict in the U.S. and elsewhere between right-leaning "traditionalists and left-leaning "cosmopolitans over cultural, social, and political change.
- The Purple/Gold Distributional Divide -- This will look at another core aspect of the authoritarian populism problem: the distributional conflict between four major groups: the "1%"; the "99%", the "left behinds", and the "protected classes"--a U.S. legal term for race, color religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, and veteran status.
- Red, Blue, Gold Interactions, Destructive Polarization and the Peacebuilding Imperative -- Using a triangular, graphical map of the above, interlocking conflicts, this post will explain how things have polarized into an all out left versus right conflict and outline how peacebuilding strategies could constructively "repolarize" the conflict as a struggle between the authoritarians and those who want to make democracy work.
- The Divide and Conquer Authoritarian / Plutocratic Threat -- One example of overlay issues is understanding how the cultural and distributional core conflict issues are being exacerbated (and sometimes initiated) by authoritarian "wannabes" for selfish purposes unrelated to the core issues of the parties.
Beyond Intractability in Context Blog
- A bit of good news, there are lots of positive trends in the world which we need to add to and strengthen. 23 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better: -- 10/31.2018
- Important new idea, "multivocalism," a strategy for surmounting widespread opposition to "multiculturalism." How To Compromise with Populism 11/01/2018
- A description of a broadly-based effort to promote civic involvement. We need this sort of thing for all communities. How to Turn a Person into a Voter 11/02/1028
- More horrifying detail on the threat of 21st-century authoritarianism and China's suppression of the Uighurs. China's Nightmare Homestay 11/03/2018
- An especially clear exploration of the fear-based, divide-and-conquer tactics being used by the plutocratic class. Fear, Hope, and the Midterms. 11/04/2018
Things YOU Can Do To Help Blog
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Conflict Fundamentals Seminar
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