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Theme Panel: The Resilience and Erosion of Democracy

The Resilience and Erosion of Democracy How do democracies survive? When do they erode, and how? When democracies collapse by military coup, the change in regime is sudden and stark. But when democracies erode, the […]

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Theme Panel: Theorizing Democratic Participation

Theorizing Democratic Participation: Populist Perils and Deliberative Promises In a time of democratic discontents, this panel proposes multiple lenses for theorizing democratic participation, both the perils of participation fueled by populism and the promises of […]

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Theme Panel: Teaching Erosion of Democracy

  Teaching Erosion of Democracy Recent years have witnessed a deluge of commentary warning of imminent threats to democracy in the US, the West, and the world. This, in turn, has provoked a countervailing deluge […]

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Theme Panel: Democratic Backsliding in Southeast Asia

Democratic Backsliding in Southeast Asia The democratic back sliding we now see in the west is not new in Southeast Asia. Manipulated elections, press and assembly controls, greater enforcement of lèse majesté laws, weakening public […]

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Theme Panel: The Effects of Protests in the U.S.

The Effects of Protests in the U.S. The APSA 2018 theme is “Democracy and Its Discontents,” and the past years and months have seen a renewed interest in protests among the general public and the […]