Transformations through Polarizations and Global Threats to Democracy

@article{Somer2019TransformationsTP,
  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},
  year={2019},
  volume={681},
  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
Have Europeans Grown Tired of Democracy ?
  • 2020
Democracies without democrats are not sustainable. Yet, recent studies argue that Western citizens are turning their backs on the system of self-governance, thereby eroding the societal foundationsExpand
Presidency of Donald Trump and American Democracy: Populist Messages, Political Sectarianism, and Negative Partisanship
In this article, the following three subjects are identified: (1) as the quantitative evidence shows in the first section of this article, democracy in the US has deteriorated since 2016; (2) thereExpand
Have Europeans Grown Tired of Democracy? New Evidence from Eighteen Consolidated Democracies, 1981–2018
Democracies without democrats are not sustainable. Yet, recent studies argue that Western citizens are turning their backs on the system of self-governance, thereby eroding the societal foundationsExpand
Talking with the right-wing: Pernicious polarization in Brazil and the philosophy of Paulo Freire
The last decade has witnessed the development of pernicious polarization in Brazil, partly due to the emergence of right-wing organizations promoting a conservative, populist-nationalist andExpand
Have Europeans Grown Tired of Democracy ? New Evidence from 18 Consolidated Democracies , 1981-2018
  • 2020
Democracies without democrats are not sustainable. Yet, recent studies argue that Western citizens are turning their backs on the system of self-governance, thereby eroding the societal foundationsExpand
Revisiting Political Polarisation in Indonesia: A Case Study of Jakarta’s Electorate
This article discusses the nature and extent of ideological predispositions of the Jakarta electorate. Using a survey of a random sample of voting-aged Jakarta population, this research attempts toExpand
Polarization in America: two possible futures
TLDR
It is concluded that it is too early to know which future the authors are approaching, but that their ability to address misperceptions may be one key factor. Expand
Partisanship and Autocratization: Polarization, Power Asymmetry, and Partisan Social Identities in Turkey
Although theories of partisanship were developed for the democratic context, partisanship can be important in electoral autocracies as well. We use survey data to analyze partisanship in an electoralExpand
State of the world 2018: democracy facing global challenges*
ABSTRACT This article analyses the state of democracy in the world in 2018, and recent developments building on the 2019 release of the V-Dem dataset. First, the trend of autocratization continuesExpand
A Closer Look at the Limits of Consociationalism
Although scholars agree that ethnically divided societies are generally more prone to political violence, critics of consociationalism suggest that proportional representation and parliamentarismExpand
...
1
2
3
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 REFERENCES
Polarization and the Global Crisis of Democracy: Common Patterns, Dynamics, and Pernicious Consequences for Democratic Polities
This article argues that a common pattern and set of dynamics characterizes severe political and societal polarization in different contexts around the world, with pernicious consequences forExpand
Déjà vu? Polarization and Endangered Democracies in the 21st Century
As political and societal polarization deepens, democracies are under stress around the world. This article examines the complex relationship and causal direction between democracy and polarizationExpand
Can Polarization Be Positive? Conflict and Institutional Development in Africa
Can political polarization, typically viewed as detrimental for political development, have positive effects on institution-building and democratization in the long run? This article argues that theExpand
Paradoxes of Polarization: Democracy’s Inherent Division and the (Anti-) Populist Challenge
This article carries out a theoretical analysis of the relationship between democracy and polarization. It utilizes examples from a variety of premodern and modern societies to argue that differenceExpand
Embedded and defective democracies
In the literature on democratization the mainstream of theoretical and empirical consolidology uses the dichotomy autocracy versus democracy. Democracy is generally conceived of as ‘electoralExpand
Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy
TLDR
The authors’ conclusion is that constructors of democracy indices tend to be quite self-conscious about methodological issues but that even the best indices suffer from important weaknesses. Expand
What is democracy? A reconceptualization of the quality of democracy
Works on the quality of democracy propose standards for evaluating politics beyond those encompassed by a minimal definition of democracy. Yet, what is the quality of democracy? This article firstExpand
The Danger of Deconsolidation: The Democratic Disconnect
Abstract: The citizens of wealthy, established democracies are less satisfied with their governments than they have been at any time since opinion polling began. Most scholars have interpreted thisExpand
The Latin American Voter: Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts
In this volume, experts on Latin American public opinion and political behavior employ region-wide public opinion studies, elite surveys, experiments, and advanced statistical methods to reachExpand
The Quantity and the Quality of Party Systems
Previous research claims that the number of parties affects the representation of social cleavages in voting behavior, election turnout, patterns of political conflict, and other party systemExpand
...
1
2
...