A resource for studying a global challenge

 

This resource has one central aim: to help public lawyers better understand democratic decay and to work together in the search for solutions.

The incremental deterioration of democratic rule worldwide is one of the most pressing global challenges today. Public lawyers are indispensable to the search for greater understanding of this phenomenon, and to the search for potential solutions.  This website is intended to provide useful information on democratic decay, to frame the research area, to address conceptual confusion, to bring together scholars who are working in this area, and to provide teaching resources to help students better understand this threat. Overall, it aims to aid the assessment of evidence-based concerns against a backdrop of often unhelpful alarmism — or complacency.  Although primarily aimed at public lawyers (i.e. those working on constitutional, international and transnational law), this resource is also intended to be useful to scholars in other disciplines, as well as policymakers. The information here complements existing initiatives, including the Democratic Erosion website, which is one of the Resource partners (see Partners below). 

 

Video Introduction to the Dem-Dec Resource

Dr Tom Gerald Daly explains the thinking behind the Resource. 




About

Find out about plans to develop the Democratic Decay Resource, and about the creator of the resource, Dr Tom Gerald Daly

GET INVOLVED

This is a collaborative resource - find out how you can help to develop DEM-DEC and shape its content


featured events

As well as providing a Concept Index, list of ScholarsBibliography, Teaching materials, and Links to a range of sites, this Resource collates information on forthcoming events worldwide relevant to the study of democratic decay: see the Events section for details.

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disclaimer

The views expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the partner organisations.


funding

Version 1.0 of the DEM-DEC Resource has been created using MLS Fellowship funding from Melbourne Law School.

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