Midway to the Midterms: Politics, Priorities, and Policy

Almost a year into the Biden administration and with the congressional midterm elections next year, the United States continues to face serious tests of its democratic foundations, fractures in its political system, and a series of critical policy issues. Explore the dynamics among these threats and the implications for the 2022 congressional elections and beyond. Examine current administration and congressional relationships, the political parties, challenges to governance, and potential national outcomes. Analyze the US electorate, the states of the political parties internally and competitively, threats to the democratic order, and the ongoing national campaign to suppress the vote. Delve into the developing political party primaries in strategic and ideological terms and their potential effect on the future of the parties, the Congress and the country. Learn more about the Biden administration policy accomplishments and challenges, including a special focus on the global “Biden Doctrine” – its substance, accomplishments, obstacles, domestic political significance and implications for the US global role. Consider this in a global context through a comparative review of the state of liberal democracies around the world.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to analyze the US electorate and the states of the political parties
  • A deeper dive into US political primary parties

Ideal for

  • Students who are interested in US politics
  • Lifelong learners who would like to know more about the upcoming midterm elections
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