America's Democratic Breakdown?

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2021
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Alcala, Jose
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The United States has recently undergone a series of concerning events. From the stop the steal movement, to the January 6 Capitol Insurrection, the danger of these events causes concern for the health of democracy. The aim of this project is to analysis the health of American through a qualitative comparison with notable cases of nations' whose democracy failed. These case studies will consist of early 20th century Argentina, Fujimorist Peru, 1940s Colombia, Weimar Germany, interwar Austria, and antebellum America. Additionally, some light quantitative discussion will be used to broaden the scope of the analysis. Ultimately, this inquiry will conclude that despite outward appearances, American democracy is robust and not under any immediate danger.

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American Congress, Democratic Stability
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Political Science and Geography