Franklin

How democracies die / Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt.

Author/Creator:
Levitsky, Steven author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Crown, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
312 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Democracy.
Political culture.
Democracy -- United States.
Political culture -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism.
Democracy.
Political culture.
Politics and government.
United States
Childrens subjects:
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
Local subjects:
Political culture.
Politics and Government.
Political culture -- United States.
Democracy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
United States.
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."--Dust jacket.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-300) and index.
Contributor:
Ziblatt, Daniel, 1972- author.
ISBN:
9781524762933
1524762938
9781524762940
1524762946
9781524762957
OCLC:
986837776
Publisher Number:
99975373376
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