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dc.contributor.authorEsen, Berken_US
dc.contributor.authorYardımcı-Geyikçi, Ş.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-11T06:09:22Z
dc.date.available2020-02-11T06:09:22Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1049-0965
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/53241
dc.description.abstractScholars tend to assume that consolidated democracies are free from the global retreat of democracy due to their strong institutions and economic development. Yet, populist forces that challenge the liberal democratic model have started to increase their support even in Western countries. However, in no country has democratic backsliding taken scholars by more surprise than in the United States. This article addresses the question of how a populist figure like Donald Trump managed to win the presidential election and subsequently undermined the democratic institutions in one of the world’s oldest democracies. We contend that the upsurge of populist leaders in contemporary Western democracies resulted from the political establishment’s failure to juggle responsiveness and responsibility simultaneously. In addition to our discussion of American politics, we draw parallels with the Turkish case to demonstrate our causal argument and offer suggestions on how to reverse democratic backsliding in the United States.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titlePS - Political Science and Politicsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049096519000180en_US
dc.subjectConsolidated democraciesen_US
dc.subjectLiberal democratic modelen_US
dc.subjectDonald Trumpen_US
dc.subjectAmerican politicsen_US
dc.titleAn alternative account of the populist backlash in the United States: a perspective from Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.citation.spage445en_US
dc.citation.epage450en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber52en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1049096519000180en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorEsen, Berk


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