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Gibbs Knotts

Gibbs Knotts

Gibbs Knotts is currently Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston. He joined the Department of Political Science as Department Chair in 2012 and served in this role from 2012-2019. Knotts teaches undergraduate courses in American politics and graduate courses in the public administration program. He has published works on political participation, southern politics, public administration, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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Yes, debates do help voters decide – and candidates are increasingly reluctant to participate

By: and - August 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s decision to skip the first Republican presidential debate last night – and likely the others – may be a sign that candidate debates will be the next casualty of the highly polarized political environment in the United States. “The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had […]