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The January 6th, 2025, Project: Assessing Current Threats to American Democracy

The January 6th, 2025, Project: Assessing Current Threats to American Democracy

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September 2024 | SAGE Publications, Inc

The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, can easily be viewed as the culmination of various threats to American democracy that have been building in our nation for years. And our republic may soon face a resurgence of these threats, as we enter another contentious presidential election between the same candidates that faced off in the last election. This volume assesses the severity of these threats, examines how we have come to this inflection point in American history, and suggests possible strategies for creating a safer and more inclusive democratic future in the U.S. We conclude that American democracy is facing serious threats that might substantially undermine the basic tenets of our system of government. But we also offer reasons for optimism as we grapple with these critical challenges.

Paperback: $42.00, Sale Price $33.60, ISBN: 9781071961193
Hardcover: $60.00, Sale Price $58.00, ISBN: 9781071961186


Special Feature: 2023 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture
Alan S. Blinder
Economics and Politics: On Narrowing the Gap
Matthew E.K. Hall
The January 6th, 2025, Project: Fascist Politics and the Rising Threats to American Democracy
Mabel Berezin
Does the “Fascism Debate” Matter for Understanding 2024 American Politics?
“Us” versus “Them”
John T. Jost Daniela Goya-Tocchetto Aaron C. Kay
The Psychology of Left-Right Political Polarization; and an Experimental Intervention for Curbing Partisan Animosity and Support for Antidemocratic Violence
Matt A. Barreto Claudia Alegre J. Isaiah Bailey Alexandria Davis Joshua Ferrer Joyce Nguy Christopher Palmisano Crystal Robertson
Black Lives Matter and the Racialized Support for the January 6th Insurrection
Darren W. Davis David C. Wilson
“Stop the Steal”: Racial Resentment, Affective Partisanship, and Investigating the January 6th Insurrection
David E. Campbell
Social Capital in a Divided America: The Relationship between Economic Bridging and Affective Polarization
Dangerous Ideas
Robert C. Lieberman Suzanne Mettler
The Crisis of American Democracy in Historical Context
James N. Druckman Donald P. Green Shanto Iyengar
Does Affective Polarization Contribute to Democratic Backsliding in America?
Geoffrey Layman Frances Lee Christina Wolbrecht
Political Parties and Loser’s Consent in American Politics
Diana C. Mutz
Freedom of Speech in the Post-Floyd Era: Public Support for Political Tolerance
Undermining Democratic Institutions
Rebecca L. Brown Lee Epstein Michael J. Nelson
In Electoral Disputes, State Justices Are Less Reliable GOP Allies than the U.S. Supreme Court—That’s the “Problem” the Independent State Legislature Claim Hopes to Solve
Luis Ricardo Fraga Ricardo Ramírez Bernard L. Fraga
American Democracy and Voter Suppression
Jacob M. Grumbach Charlotte Hill
Which States Adopt Election-Subversion Policies?
Daniel M. Butler Jeffrey J. Harden
Can Institutional Reform Protect Election Certification?

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