This section provides a list of useful links to aid you in further reading and research. It is not intended to be exhaustive but suggestions for additions are most welcome: simply e-mail democraticdecay@gmail.com. In particular, information on any university courses or academic research projects focused on democratic decay is welcome: see the feedback form below.

As emphasised elsewhere on this site, the Democratic Erosion website is highly recommended for those who wish to get a grasp of how this phenomenon is addressed in the social sciences and in media reports. This Democratic Decay Resource is intended to be a complementary tool for researchers. 

 

ACADEMIC & OTHER RESEARCH PROJECTS

Confronting the Decline of Constitutionalism: Reviving the Rule of Law Through Civil Society (CONstRuCt)

Central European University (CEU) (Hungary)

Fatigue project - Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism

Horizon 2020 (EU) - 6 partner universities across EU

Judges under Stress - the Breaking Point of Judicial institutions (JuS)

University of Oslo (Norway)

RECONNECT (Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law)

Horizon 2020 (EU) - 18 partner universities across EU + Israel

Reshaping European Democracy 

Carnegie Democracy and Rule of Law Program

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KEY RESEARCH Resources

Constitute Project

Democratic Erosion

How to Save a Constitutional Democracy (book website)

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL)

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Oxford Bibliographies - 'Democracy' (and International Law)

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

Venice Commission CODICES Constitutional Case-Law Database

 

Journals

Common Market Law Review (CMLR)

Democratic Theory

Foreign Policy

Global Constitutionalism

Hague Journal on the Rule of Law

International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON)

Journal of Common Market Studies

Journal of Democracy

Journal of European Public Policy

 

BLOGS

Balkinization (Jack Balkin - US)

blogdroiteuropéen (Europe)

Constitutionally Speaking (South Africa)

DemocraciaAbierta (OpenDemocracy - Americas & Europe)

Democratic Erosion blog (Global)

EJIL: Talk! (international law)

International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) blog (Global)

ICONnect blog (Global)

Jota (Brazil)

oD blog (OpenDemocracy - Global)

Opinio Juris (international law and international relations)

Verfassungsblog (Global - strong Europe focus)

WZB Democracy Blog (Global - strong Europe focus)

 

podcasts

IFES Dialogues on Democracy

Journal of Democracy Podcast

The Good Fight (Yascha Mounk)

TED Radio Hour - 'Democracy on Trial' (series)

University of Oxford - 'Democracy' (collection)

 

leading GLOBAL democracy indices

Economist Intelligence Unit - Democracy Index

Freedom House - Freedom in the World

International IDEA - The Global State of Democracy

POLITY Project

V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy)

 

additional indices & RESOURCES

Authoritarian Warning Survey (USA)

Democracy Digest (National Endowment for Democracy-USA)

Democracy Threat Index (Protect Democracy)

Nations In Transit (post-Communist states) (Freedom House)

Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) (Mo Ibrahim Foundation)

Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index

 

PUBLIC OPINION RESOURCES

Afrobarometer (NGO-university produced - pan-African)

Asiabarometer (government-civil society produced - covers East, Southeast, South and Central Asia)

Edelman Trust Barometer (global communications marketing firm-measures trust in business, government, NGOs and media)

Eurobarometer (European Commission - EU states)

Latinobarómetro (NGO-produced-18 Latin American states)

World Values Survey (academic-produced - global)

 

policy bodies & think-tanks

Arab Association of Constitutional Law (AACL)

Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Carnegie Democracy and Rule of Law Program

Democracy Reporting International (DRI)

OpenDemocracy

Open Society Foundations

 

governmental & intergovernmental organisations

African Union - African Governance Architecture (AGA)

ASEAN

Council of Europe

European Union (EU)

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

MERCOSUR

National Endowment for Democracy (US) 

Organisation of American States (OAS)

Venice Commission (Council of Europe)

 

INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS & resolutions

African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance 2007 (AU)

ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance 2001

Harare Commonwealth Declaration 1991

Human Rights Council (UN) Resolutions: Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable Order

Inter-American Democratic Charter 2001 (OAS)

Rule of Law Checklist (Venice Commission)

Universal Declaration on Democracy 1997 (UN-Inter-Parliamentary Council)