Transformations through Polarizations and Global Threats to Democracy

  title={Transformations through Polarizations and Global Threats to Democracy},
  author={Murat Somer and Jennifer McCoy},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={22 - 8}
This volume collects and analyzes eleven country case studies of polarized polities that are, or had been, electoral democracies, identifying the common and differing causal mechanisms that lead to different outcomes for democracy when a society experiences polarization. In this introduction, we discuss our goals for the volume, the comparative logic we apply to the cases, our overall methodological approach, and the concepts that ground the analyses. The goal of this volume is to explore… Expand
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