'Outing' Otherization: A Means to Enable Cooperation in a Post-Truth Era

27 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2019 Last revised: 1 Aug 2019

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Cara Cunningham Warren

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Date Written: March 30, 2019

Abstract

This essay explores the symbiotic relationship between ‘otherization,’ which is the engine of identity politics, and ‘post truth,’ as well as their combined power as cooperation inhibitors. In particular, they impede resolution of pressing legal problems by reducing our capacity for logical problem-solving and obscuring the root causes of the challenges our nation faces.

Keywords: Cooperation, Otherization, Social Threat, 2016 Election, Flint Water, Sanctuary Cities, Jury Behavior

Suggested Citation

Cunningham Warren, Cara, 'Outing' Otherization: A Means to Enable Cooperation in a Post-Truth Era (March 30, 2019). Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3362646

Cara Cunningham Warren (Contact Author)

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ( email )

651 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

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