Democracy

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies is committed to the pursuit of scholarly excellence and to value-driven research that helps to advance human welfare around the world. As one of the most critical issues facing humanity, democracy is at the core of the Institute’s research agenda.

The broad umbrella of democracy studies includes research on:

  • The founding, institutionalization, and quality of democratic regimes, including the quality of public life;
  • Democratic governability and accountability and the expansion and consolidation of human rights and the rule of law;
  • Public policies for social justice, with an emphasis on how government can foster social well-being and on linkages between government, business, and civil society;
  • The relationship between religion and politics, examining the impact of religious belief on public life and the role of religion in civil society;
  • Civil society and social movements, including their formation, activity, and inclusion in the political process, with a focus on conceptions of citizenship and political regimes types;
  • Citizen participation, such as the role of indigenous languages in the issue of participation;
  • Varieties of democracy, including conceptualization and measurement;
  • Democracy’s past and legacy.

democracy Research and Discussion

In pursuit of gaining a broader understanding of democracy's effects in nation-states around the globe, the Kellogg Institute advances research projects and discussion forums to explore this central theme.

 

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Research on Democracy

Kellogg Institute scholars advance the understanding of democracy and its impact through sharing their research findings and expert analyses. 

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October 22
Operationalizing the Common Good: A Symposium
8:30am
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Anna BlackmanFlavio ComimOscar Garza VázquezGabriela LechugaJorge MedinaThomas MustilloMathias NebelPatrick RiordanClemens SedmakValente TallabsRodolfo de la Torre

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