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Norms, ethics, philosophy: norms define which actions are permitted, advisable or prohibited when certain circumstances are present. The philosophical discussion deals mainly with questions of its justification.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Daniel Ziblatt on Norms - Dictionary of Arguments

Levitsky I 136
Norms/Politics/Levitsky/Ziblatt: Polarization can destroy democratic norms. When socioeconomic, ethnic or religious differences become extremely partisan, so that society splits into political camps whose worldviews are not only different but also mutually exclusive, tolerance and respect can hardly be maintained. As mutual respect disappears, politicians are tempted to abandon restraint and fight for their own victory with all means at their disposal. This can lead to the emergence
Levitsky I 18
by groups hostile to the system that completely reject democratic rules. >Rules/Levitsky/Ziblatt
, >Norms/United States.
Levitsky/Ziblatt: The weakening of our democratic norms is rooted in an extreme polarization that has extended beyond political differences of opinion to an existential conflict over race and culture. >Polarization/Levitsky/Ziblatt.

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Ziblatt, Daniel

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