21- "Like watching a democracy die": Two Researchers Contextualize What Happened in the US on January 6

Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021

21- "Like watching a democracy die": Two Researchers Contextualize What Happened in the US on January 6

21- "Like watching a democracy die": Two Researchers Contextualize What Happened in the US on January 6

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Was it the "last, horrible and violent, dying gasp of an old, white supremacist racial order in the US", or the death of democracy? Håvard Nygård was shocked and horrified on January 6, but he says that as a researcher he still has hope. That day a mob stormed the US Capitol just as Congress was formalizing Biden's presidential victory. Sirianne Dahlum (PRIO, UiO) and Håvard Nygård (PRIO) bring their expertise to a discussion of what this attack means for the US, and how we can define and interpret it (what is a coup anyway?).

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