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Civility in Politics: Why Has Civility in Politics Declined?

  • Hinckley Caucus Room 332 South 1400 East, Building 73 Room 110 Salt Lake City, UT, 84112 United States (map)
National polls indicate a very high level of voter discouragement and dissatisfaction with politicians in America. The polarization of the political parties may be one reason; another is the selective methods we receive news and information which is often biased, slanted, or even false. Do we have positive role models?  How have these factors and others impacted our civil discourse?

Matt Burbank, U of U Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Editor, The Salt Lake Tribune

Edmund Fong, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Political Science, U of U

RonNell Andersen Jones,  Lee E. Teitelbaum Endowed Professor of Law, U of U

Jason Perry, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics

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