Scholars of democracy have witnessed a worldwide surge in phenomena undermining it in recent years, sounding the alarm most recently over Trump and his partisans’ disinformation campaign to undermine electoral integrity and foment insurrection. In this session, I will introduce how scholars measure the quality of elections and liberal democracy and the use of several publicly available datasets. In looking at these data, we will see how they reflect (or fail to reflect) democracy as we might conceive of it, and also how they can aide us in grasping changes, fast and slow, born out of sociopolitical, economic, and technological forces.
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