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The Resource How democracies die, Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

How democracies die, Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

Label
How democracies die
Title
How democracies die
Statement of responsibility
Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
A cautionary assessment of the demise of history's liberal democracies identifies such factors as the steady weakening of critical institutions, from the judiciary to the press, while sharing optimistic recommendations for how America's democratic system can be saved
Tone
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.L4855 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
How democracies die, Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
21284378
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781524762940
Lccn
2017045872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986837776
Label
How democracies die, Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
21284378
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781524762940
Lccn
2017045872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986837776

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