Problem

Polarized protest against problems

Other Names:
Polarization of thinking
Nature:
At a certain stage in the evolution of recognition of a problem and of the articulation of protest against those perceived as reinforcing it, extreme forms of polarization become counter-productive. Such polarization makes it impossible for any middle ground or alternative to be explored through which movement beyond the problem can be opened up.
Incidence:
Examples can be seen in the anti-apartheid movement in which any not in favour of sanctions are perceived as being pro-apartheid. Similar examples occur in the protest against nuclear power, armaments, multinational corporations, communism, capitalism and abortion.
Subject(s):
Policy-making Policy
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
08.11.2018 – 04:44 CET