sabato 12 novembre 2016

Healing Through Decentralization Kevin Vallier

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Healing Through Decentralization
Kevin Vallier
Citation (APA): Vallier, K. (2016). Healing Through Decentralization [Kindle Android version]. Retrieved from

Parte introduttiva
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Healing Through Decentralization By Kevin Vallier
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Donald J. Trump will be the 45th president
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the most polarized election
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two cultural-political tribes
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people so despise one another’s politics that they will either elect a man who is manifestly unqualified or insult and despise everyone who voted for him.
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Healing requires political decentralization.
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Polarization Isn’t Going Away
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James Campbell develops a theory of revealed polarization which holds that the American electorate is highly polarized and was not always so (53). Polarization may have increased recently, but Americans became highly polarized in the mid to late 1960s. The parties began to polarize in the late 1970s to early 1990s and it has only gotten worse, but they are merely coming to reflect long-existing divisions among the general public.
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Americans disagree with each other a lot and have for fifty years.
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disagreements are long-standing and they aren’t going away.
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tendency will be to see those who disagree as alien
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insist that they have nasty motives and suffer severe cognitive deficits.
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But complaining about that isn’t getting us anywhere either.
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deep disagreements about the good and justice are often reasonable, and are likely to endure.
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In light of that, I argue that we can establish a morally valuable kind of social trust across our ideological differences through several institutional reforms, and most of them involve the decentralization of power.
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polarization is socially destructive
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we insist on making decisions collectively when we can’t even begin to agree on what the collective decision should be.
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Decentralization Through Freedom of Association
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freedom of association is absolutely critical
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our attempts to control each others’ forms of association are a source of severe conflict.
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Attempts to ban same-sex marriage have created huge ill-will,
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attempts to compel religious organizations to recognize same-sex marriage.
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Attempts to force religious organizations to provide contraception
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Freedom of association allows people with deeply divergent values live out their conceptions of
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Attempts to restrict this liberty create division
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If we decentralize more power to associations, we can reap the benefits of social peace.
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Decentralization Through Federalism
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federalism is a critical mechanism for reducing division.
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in some states, one tribe is dominant.
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It is better, on balance, to let each tribe dominate in those locales rather than trying to defeat one another at the national level.
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Healthcare policy has proven incredibly divisive,
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Education policy creates increasing division.
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Drug policy has been a disaster.
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local level, we will have more flexibility in figuring out how each tribe wants
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Foreign policy is invariably national,
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this would help depolarize us
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Potential for Abuse
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freedom of association and federalism can be abused.
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vulnerable to bigotry and local tyranny.
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we can nonetheless err too much in the centralist direction.
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give up some of our power over one another,
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We will, of course, still have our disagreements. But freedom of movement between different communities would allow people to self-sort and form communities with the like-minded without having to despise and rage against their red or blue overlords.
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Centuries ago, we had similar fights about religious establishment.
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Protestants and Catholics
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after lots of awful conflict, they figured out a tolerant solution that decentralized religious
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Neither side liked the solution at first. But over the centuries, both came to accept
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To live together, we must do less together.
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