The Resources Database 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
National Faculty of Law, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Central European University (CEU) (Hungary)
Australian Research Council (ARC) - research will run from 2019 to 2021
CONSTRESS is a genuinely interdisciplinary endeavor, bringing together political scientists, political philosophers, sociologists and lawyers. It includes jointly taught seminars and workshops, open to MA- and PhD-students from different disciplines at Princeton and Humboldt University.
Freie Universität Berlin, with 7 German academic partners and a range of cooperation partners worldwide
Princeton University (USA)
Democracy 2025 is an initiative of the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) and the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra (UC-IGPA) aimed at is strengthening democratic practice in Australia through research, dialogue and innovation.
Horizon 2020 - Explores the practical value of ’democratic efficacy’ as the condition of political engagement needed to address the challenge of populism. The concept combines attitudinal features (political efficacy), political skills, knowledge, and democratic opportunity structures.
Centre for Democracy Studies in Aarau (ZDA), University of Zurich (note: link is to a job posting; no other English-language information appears available at present)
Melbourne Law School (DECRA project under PI Dr Rose Parfitt) (Australia)
Horizon 2020 (EU) - 6 partner universities across EU
National Science Centre, Poland, under researchers Prof. Tímea Drinóczi and Prof. Agnieszka Bień-Kacała
University of Oslo (Norway)
Horizon 2020 (EU) - call issued December 2018 for applications
School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London - supported by British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (held by Dr Ben Noble)
University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK)
University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK)
Horizon 2020 (EU) - 6 universities from Central and Eastern Europe
Horizon 2020 (EU) - 18 partner universities across EU + Israel
Carnegie Democracy and Rule of Law Program - USA
Joint initiative by Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and Forum Transregionale Studien (FTS) to improve European exchanges on constitutional law and values that leads from common words to shared, concrete, concepts.
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October 2018-March 2019
KEY RESEARCH CENTRES
University of Oslo (UiO)
Center directed by Prof. Matthew Feldman (Professorial Fellow, University of York) and Steering Group
Research partnership between University of Bologna School of Law, Italy, and the Johns Hopkins University
Melbourne Law School, Australia
University of Zagreb (announced September 2018)
University of Virginia Law School, USA
European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy
KEY RESEARCH Resources
podcasts & web series
leading GLOBAL democracy indices
additional indices & RESOURCES
PUBLIC OPINION RESOURCES
policy bodies & think-tanks
ADVOCACY & CAMPAIGN organisations
governmental & intergovernmental organisations
INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS & resolutions