The Trump Presidency and American Democracy: A Historical and Comparative Analysis

  title={The Trump Presidency and American Democracy: A Historical and Comparative Analysis},
  author={Robert C. Lieberman and Suzanne Mettler and Thomas B. Pepinsky and Kenneth M. Roberts and Richard M. Valelly},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  pages={470 - 479}
To many observers across the political spectrum, American democracy appears under threat. What does the Trump presidency portend for American politics? How much confidence should we have in the capacity of American institutions to withstand this threat? We argue that understanding what is uniquely threatening to democracy requires looking beyond the particulars of Trump and his presidency. Instead, it demands a historical and comparative perspective on American politics. Drawing on insights… 

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