American Democracy at Risk: A Global Comparative Perspective
Publication info: Keough School of Global Affairs, October 2020
Full text: Read this report at curate.nd.edu
In the run-up to the 2020 US presidential election, Notre Dame researchers asked political elections experts who study both young and mature democracies across the globe to evaluate and suggest actions to mitigate electoral risks in the United States.
Researchers summarized their findings and recommendations in a new policy report published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. American Democracy at Risk: A Global Comparative Perspective highlights a number of alarming scenarios and risks in the 2020 election, and identifies strategies to safeguard American democracy. It further provides recommendations for longer-term structural reforms, which should be pursued by government officials charged with administering, supervising, and educating the public about elections. These recommended policy changes could help reduce future electoral risks by enhancing voting access and security in the United States.
Faculty, students, and researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science contributed to this report.
Friesen, Paul, Ilana Rothkopf, Luis Schenoni, Maggie Shum, and Romelia Solano. American Democracy at Risk: A Global Comparative Perspective. Notre Dame, IN: Keough School of Global Affairs, 2020. https://doi.org/10.7274/r0-p997-8592
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