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.
Find out about plans to develop the Democratic Decay Resource, and about the creator of the resource, Dr Tom Gerald Daly
As well as providing a Concept Index, list of Scholars, Bibliography, 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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This Resource is supported by a range of partners, which are leading organisations in public law and policy. Go to the Partners section to find out how you can join as a partner.
Constitution Transformation Network | Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCCS) | Constitutionally Speaking (blog) | Democracy Reporting International (DRI) | Democratic Erosion: A Cross-University Collaboration | Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law | International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Blog | International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) | International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CONnect) Blog | ICON-S-Israel | RECONNECT: Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law | School of Transnational Governance (STG), European University Institute | Verfassungsblog
The views expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the partner organisations.
Version 1.0 of the DEM-DEC Resource has been created using MLS Fellowship funding from Melbourne Law School.