January 17, 2018

The spread of democracy has been driven by a struggle for freedom and opportunities for human flourishing, and yet democratic institutions based on full and inclusive citizenship face a variety of global challenges. In this new video, meet an international and interdisciplinary group of practitioners and scholars, including professors Max Cameron, Sheryl Lightfoot, and Lisa Sundstrom, who are working to better understand challenges to democracy.

November 20, 2017

Assistant Professor Arjun Chowdhury provides insight into his research and writing process, and explains the central argument of his new book and why he took on some of the biggest thinkers in the discipline. His book demands that we rethink foundational concepts of international politics like political stability and state failure.

November 1, 2017

Under the direction of Professor Mark Warren, Participedia aims to develop a large, crowd-sourced database that will support evidence-based answers to the question: What kinds of participatory processes work best, for what purposes, and under what conditions? Participedia provides free and open source resources to those involved in participatory political processes, while also deepening our knowledge of democratic innovations.