New Faculty Publication on “Polarizing Polities: A Global Threat to Democracy”

Dr. Jennifer McCoy, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, has published her latest volume as a guest co-editor and chapter author on “Polarizing Polities: A Global Threat to Democracy” along with Dr. Murat Somer of Koç University. The ANNALS volume features a chapter by Tahmina Rahman, PhD Candidate in Political Science at GSU, tracing the development of political polarization in Bangladesh since 1971 to show how polarization is elite-driven, hinging mostly on competing views of the foundation myth of the nation.

The new publication collects and analyzes eleven country case studies of polarized polities that are, or had been, electoral democracies, identifying the common and differing causal mechanisms that lead to different outcomes for democracy when a society experiences polarization. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) was founded in 1889 and has been published by SAGE Publications since 1981.

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