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How democracies die

Author
Levitsky, Steven, author.
Title
How democracies die / Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : Crown, [2018]
Description
312 pages ; 22 cm
Other contributors
Ziblatt, Daniel, 1972- author.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-300) and index.
Contents
  • Fateful alliances
  • Gatekeeping in America
  • The great Republican abdication
  • Subverting democracy
  • The guardrails of democracy
  • The unwritten rules of American politics
  • The unraveling
  • Trump against the guardrails
  • Saving democracy.
Summary
"Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang--in a revolution or military coup--but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die--and how ours can be saved."--Jacket.
Subject headings
Democracy.
Political culture.
Democracy--United States.
Political culture--United States.
Political culture.
Politics and Government.
Political culture United States.
Democracy.
United States--Politics and government--2017-
United States Politics and government 2017-
United States.
ISBN
9781524762933 (hardcover)
1524762938 (hardcover)
9781524762940 (paperback)
1524762946 (paperback)
9781524762957 (electronic book)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
JC423 .L4855 2018
Location
Checked out Due: 12-02-2020
Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
JC423 .L4855 2018
Location
Checked out Due: 10-08-2020
Library
South Bend - Schurz Library
Call Number
JC423 .L4855 2018
Location
Stacks
Floor
4th Floor
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