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