Category: Research

Trumpism and American Democracy

My colleagues Robert Lieberman, Suzanne Mettler, Ken Roberts, Rick Valelly, and I have written a new paper on American democracy in the time of President Trump. We propose an explicitly comparative and historical framework for understanding Trump’s presidency and what it means for democracy in the United States. It is written in an accessible style, […]

Ethnicity, Identity, and Meaning in Comparative Politics: A New Approach

One of the hard things about studying ethnicity is that socially-embedded meanings and ideas about ethnic identity are hard to uncover. Qualitative and contextual research is essential, but this stands in the way of other important goals such as generalization and inter-group comparison. Political scientists who study ethnicity in the comparative context have struggled to […]