Labels like “Correista” and “Trump-supporter” increase polarization because they enhance populist rhetoric
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Is American democracy under threat? What about democracy in the West, or the world? If democracy is under threat, what can we do about it? And if it’s not under threat, why are so many of us so worried that it is? The Democratic Erosion consortium aims to help answer these questions through a combination of research, teaching, and civic and policy engagement.
Read a profile of the consortium’s first year in Washington Post Magazine.
Hear Professor Rob Blair talk about the motivation for the consortium and the state of American democracy with NPR’s Rhode Island affiliate.
Learn why looking abroad inspires optimism in democracy at home in Inside Higher Ed.