The Consequences of Political Identity for a Democratic System

Omen, Sahabi and Ilya, Nacho The Consequences of Political Identity for a Democratic System. International journal of politics and law research, 2020, vol. 3, n. 2, pp. 17-28. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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In today's political climate, there appears to be a greater focus on what would be good for people who belong to a particular gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. As a result of this, what would benefit people in general no longer has the same level of importance. An Obsession, It wouldn't be accurate to say that this is something that relates to people on both sides of the political spectrum, though. This is something that someone is more likely to be on board with if they are on the left. However, as the horseshoe theory points out; the further someone goes on either side of the spectrum, the closer their views will be. When this takes places, what someone on the far-left says might sound different to what someone on the far-right comes out with, but that will be about as far as it will go. In Group Preference, One way of looking at the lefts obsession with identity politics would be to say that this is a form of tribalism. There is then no reason for someone from one group to assimilate with the members of another group. Also, by putting everyone into different groups, it makes it a lot harder for people to put their differences aside. In order for this to happen, people need to focus on what they have in common and not on what separates them from others. Two Groups, When someone has bought into this way of looking at the world, there will be people who oppress others and then there will be the people who are oppressed by others. This is something that is completely black and white. The biggest oppressors are often said to be white men, and this means that just about everything one else is kept down by these people. White women, on the other hand, are also seen as being oppressed, but they are still seen as having it easier than women who are not white. Taken To the Extreme Consequently, there are a number of people who believe that all the problems in the world would disappear is white men were removed from the planet. Ironically, this approach has a lot in common with how those on the far-right think- especially white supremacists.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Political Identities, Polarization Society, Pop Culture, Democracy, Idelogy,
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BD. Information society.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
Depositing user: Omen Sahabi
Date deposited: 10 Apr 2020 11:25
Last modified: 10 Apr 2020 11:25


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