Political polarisation, An anthropologist's guide to naming
Political polarisation in America and the UK. Laurie Taylor asks why distrust of the opposite party is now so common. Also, an anthropologist's guide to naming.
Political polarisation in America. Laurie Taylor talks to Marc Hetherington, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, about why distrust of the opposite party is now so common in the US. Is the same pattern emerging in Britain? They're joined by Robert Ford, Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester.
Also, an anthropologist's guide to names and naming with Barbara Bodenhorn, Emeritus Fellow, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Professor Robert Ford at the University of Manchester
Barbara Bodenhorn at the University of Cambridge
Marc Hetherington and Thomas J Rudolph, Why Washington Won't Work: Polarization, Political Trust, and the Governing Crisis, (University of Chicago Press, 2015)
An Anthropology of Names and Naming, (edited by Gabriele vom Bruck and Barbara Bodenhorn), (Cambridge University Press, 2006)