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A Crisis of Civility: Political Discourse and Its Discontents


Political conversations among Americans have become increasingly more difficult and tense. Public institutions regularly police speech. A panel of experts convened by the UA-affiliated National Institute for Civil Discourse discuss the tough questions that impact the future of U.S. democracy.


Panelists
Robert Boatright

Robert Boatright is Director of Research at the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the effects of campaign and election laws on the behavior of politicians and interest groups, with a particular focus on primary elections and campaign finance laws and practices....

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Timothy Shaffer

Timothy Shaffer is Principal Research Specialist for the National Institute for Civil Discourse and an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Kansas State University. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Public Deliberation....

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