This is intended to be a collaborative resource that pools existing expertise concerning democratic decay. You can get involved in a variety of ways:


Become a PROJECT Partner

Partnership is aimed at organisational affiliation by research centres, research networks, academic blogs, policy bodies and other organisations. If you think this resource is useful, and wish to support its development, fill out the form in the Partners section. Alternatively, contact Tom informally at and we can discuss possible partnership. The baseline for partnership is simply provision of 'moral support' and assistance with publicising the Resource. Partnership may also take a variety of other forms (e.g. funding, joint projects), as mutually agreed. 


Suggest AddITIONS

This resource will expand over time. Feel free to suggest or send any additions, particularly to the Concept Index, Law Index, Bibliography, and Teaching sections. Please use a Feedback Form, where supplied. Otherwise, e-mail Tom at


Suggest Amendments

Do you disagree with a concept description? Think the resource could be reorganised? I want to hear from you! Simply e-mail


get added to the Scholars section

I assume that the current list of scholars is incomplete. If you wish to be added to the list, please fill out the form at the start of the Scholars section. In order to keep the list manageable and useful, please do not seek addition unless analysis of democratic decay forms a significant (or, ideally, central) part of your research.

To suggest another scholar for addition, please e-mail



The Teaching section aims to provide a range of teaching resources from public lawyers teaching courses on democratic decay.  Feel free to send your teaching resources to for upload in the Teaching section. 



Have your conference, workshop or any other event concerning democratic decay featured in the Events section by filling out the form below.

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Join as a Website EDITOR

Maintaining a resource like this requires significant time and effort. I am looking for volunteer website editors, ideally early career scholars - including JD, Master and Ph.D scholars - who can assist with updating and managing the website. 

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