In 2019-2020, the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje is implementing the project “Toward depolarization of public discourse in North Macedonia: Dialogue between the opposing political poles is the pre-requisite of surpassing the populist model of governance,” supported by the National Endowment for Democracy. The project is expanding the topic of depolarization and aims to establish and maintain a productive dialogue between political opponents. Civil society organizations, academia, media and youth are equally included in the activities. The campaign “Depolarize” is part of the project to raise awareness and to inform the general public about the importance of depolarization and culture of dialogue.
Links to documents produced so far in this project:
Policy brochure “The basic steps of polarization and populism” (available only in Macedonian and Albanian), available at: http://www.isshs.edu.mk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ Основните-чекори-на-поларизација-и-популизам-1.pdf
Аwareness raising campaign “De-polarize, available at: www.depolarizirajse.org
Policy brief “The State of Democracy in North Macedonia in the times of the Covid-19 Pandemic” available at: http://www.isshs.edu.mk/the-state-of-democracy-in-north-macedonia-in-the-times-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/
Policy analysis “Measuring ‘authoritarianism from below’ in Macedonian society in the context of the Covid-19 crisis” available at: https://infogram.com/meree-na-avtoritarnosta-oddolu-vo-makedonskoto-opshtestvo-vo-kontekst-na-kovid-19-krizata-1h8n6md78ynj6xo?live&fbclid=IwAR0rdUkMaf9R-J4lxpMkb_t9hR_9m5TxlT70epAoSTOP8x8HVSJnyBqHTuk
Position paper on depolarization of inter-party relations as a precondition of substantively dismantling populist “state capture” governance, available at: http://www.isshs.edu.mk/position/