Comparing America: Reflections on Democracy across Subfields

@article{Kuo2019ComparingAR,
  title={Comparing America: Reflections on Democracy across Subfields},
  author={Didi Kuo},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2019},
  volume={17},
  pages={788 - 800}
}
  • Didi Kuo
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Perspectives on Politics
Is America in a period of democratic decline? I argue that there is an urgent need to consider the United States in comparative perspective, and that doing so is necessary to contextualize and understand the quality of American democracy. I describe two approaches to comparing the United States: the first shows how the United States stacks up to other countries, while the second uses the theories and tools of comparative politics to examine relationships between institutions, actors, and… Expand

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