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The Despot’s Apprentice: how to rig an election

Klass, Brian (2018) The Despot’s Apprentice: how to rig an election. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Jan 2018). Blog Entry.

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In his new book, The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s Attack on Democracy Brian Klaas (LSE) sets out how Donald Trump deploys the methods of authoritarian rulers – in attacking the press, undermining the rule of law and filling government posts with family members and cronies – to corrode the norms of democracy. In this extract, from the chapter “How to rig an election”, he examines how voter suppression, a preferred tactic of autocrats across the globe, continues to be a threat to US democracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2021 13:33
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:58

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