“Democracy under Threat” Subject Week

October 17, 2022
“Democracy under Threat” Subject Week

The global state of democracy today is at a crucial moment. On one hand, we see examples of modern democratic setbacks and its deterioration from within, while on the other hand democracy has proven to be extremely resilient. This week, join us for a look at some of the major concerns threatening modern-day democracies around the world.

Print Books


  1. Applebaum, A. (2020). Twilight of democracy : The seductive lure of authoritarianism.
  2. Doubleday. JC480 .A67 2020
  3. Ricci, D. M. (2020). A political science manifesto for the age of populism : Challenging growth, markets, inequality and resentment. Cambridge University Press. JK275 .R53 2020
  4. Galston, W. A. (2020). Anti-pluralism : The populist threat to liberal democracy. Yale University JK1726 .G35 2020
  5. Kalb, M. (2018). Enemy of the people : Trump’s war on the press, the new McCarthyism, and the threat to American democracy. Brookings Institution Press. PN4738 .K25 2018
  6. Keane, J. (2020). The new despotism. Harvard University Press. JC480 .K43 2020
  7. Muirhead, R., & Rosenblum, N. L. (2020). A lot of people are saying : the new conspiracism and the assault on democracy.  Princeton University Press. JK275 .M86 20207.      Naim, M. (2022). The revenge of power : How autocrats are reinventing politics for the 21st century. St. Martin’s Press. JC330 .N335 2022
  8. Rid, T. (2021). Active measures : The secret history of disinformation and political warfare. Picador. I6 R54 2021
  9. Snyder, T. (2018). The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America. Tim Duggan Books.D863 .S59 201810.  Todorov, T. (2014). The inner enemies of democracy (A. Brown, Trans.). Polity Press. JC423 .T6213 2014

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  1. Abramowitz, A. I. (2010). The disappearing center : Engaged citizens, polarization, and American democracy. Yale University Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  2. DiJoseph, J. (2010). Noble cause corruption, the banality of evil, and the threat to American democracy, 1950-2008. UPA. ProQuest Ebook Central
  3. Dyson, R., & Dyson, R. A. (2020). Mind abuse : Media violence and its threat to democracy. Black Rose Books. ProQuest Ebook Central
  4. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, & Schönenberg, R. (Eds.). (2013). Transnational Organized Crime: Analyses of a Global Challenge to Democracy. Transcript Verlag. JSTOR
  5. Mudde, C., & Rovira, K. C. (Eds.). (2012). Populism in Europe and the Americas : Threat or corrective for democracy?. Cambridge University Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  6. Nelson, P. (2018). Universal basic income and the threat to democracy as we know it. Business Expert Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  7. Rackaway, C. (2016). Civic failure and its threat to democracy : Operator error. Lexington Books. ProQuest Ebook Central
  8. Sinpeng, A. (2021). Opposing democracy in the digital age : The yellow shirts in Thailand. University of Michigan Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  9. Tampio, N. (2018). Common core : National education standards and the threat to democracy. Johns Hopkins University Press. ProQuest Ebook Central
  10. Wilkinson, P. (2011). Terrorism versus democracy : The liberal state response. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Ebook Central