Panelists: Jenna Bednar, Rob Mickey, Dan Slater and Charlotte Cavaille
After the events of January 6 and the past four years, there has been an increased interest in looking at the United States as another case of rising populist authoritarianism and potential democratic backsliding. This follows a trend of comparativists urging others not to see the U.S. as an "exceptional" case, and to learn lessons from other country cases. During this panel, we will ask our discussants Jenna Bednar, Rob Mickey, Dan Slater and Charlotte Cavaille. to talk about the "state of the subfield" and scholarly benefits in using the U.S. as a case, among other topics.