Democratization Theory Research Cluster Workshop


Workshop organizers: Faculty Fellows Michael Coppedge (political science), Gary Goertz (political science), Aníbal Pérez-Liñan (political science), Dianne M. Pinderhughes (Africana studies and political science), and Samuel Valenzuela (sociology).

The Democratization Theory research cluster continues the Kellogg Institute's long tradition as a center for innovative thinking in democratization theory. For decades, the concepts and measures used in democratization research have fallen short of being able to adequately capture the diversity, complexity, and dynamism of political regimes. As both older and newer democracies experience democratic retrogression rather than advancement, fresh thinking is needed.

The annual workshop is a forum for the sharing and discussion of current research on democratization theory conducted across Notre Dame. Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit papers for discussion on topics related to the concept of democracy, the causes and consequences of democratization, and regime change. 

Deadline for the submission of papers:  Monday, September 9, 2019

Please submit all papers to Tomás Gold (Graduate Student Coordinator).