At a time of potential danger to American democratic norms and institutions, it is more urgent than ever for scholars to highlight the risks to our system of government. In this spirit, Bright Line Watch brings together a group of political scientists to monitor democratic practices, their resilience, and potential threats.
Bright Line Watch Updates
Has the Trump administration crossed the “bright lines” of democracy?
by Julia Azari
Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction
by Thomas B. Edsall
New York Times, 10/19/17
20 of America’s top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They’re scared.
by Sean Illing
Bright Line Watch Survey Report: Wave 3
by John Carey, Gretchen Helmke, Brendan Nyhan, and Susan Stokes
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Bright Line Watch Co-Directors
John Carey, Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College
Gretchen Helmke, Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester
Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government at Dartmouth College
Susan Stokes, John S. Saden Professor of Political Science at Yale University