ABF Research Professor Tom Ginsburg Referenced in Vox Article About Likely Challenges to American Democracy in the Coming Years

Vox recently ran an article called “How Does This End?” that cites ABF Research Professor Tom Ginsburg and University of Chicago Professor Aziz Huq’s joint 2018 paper, “Democracy’s ‘Near Misses.’” The sprawling Vox piece provides a comparative overview of the current issues undermining democracy in the United States, particularly with respect to political polarization, and analyzes the various outcomes that other developed countries with similar challenges have historically seen. The author points to Professor Ginsburg and Professor Huq’s conclusion that political elites can play a significant role in slowing or halting “antidemocratic mobilization,” going on to suggest that such a scenario currently seems to be unlikely in the U.S.

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