Image Credit: “Indignants Demonstration” by Phillipe Leroyer, licensed under CC BY 2.0

The SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program is motivated by a concern about whether the core institutions of representative democracies can capably address large problems in the public interest. The program promotes research and dialogue on a range of topics related to democratic functioning, for example asking how democracies can effectively respond to climate change, address the political consequences of a changing economy, and govern in times of political polarization.

The Anxieties of Democracy program team is also a part of the Media & Democracy program, a cross-SSRC collaboration with the Digital Culture program.

The work of the SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program is possible due to generous funding from the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the Mark and Anla Cheng Kingdon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 

Programs & Projects

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John Ferejohn
New York University (NYU)
Deborah Yashar
Princeton University
Stephen Ansolabehere
Harvard University
Nancy Bermeo
University of Oxford
Joshua Cohen
Apple University
Claudine Gay
Harvard University
Samuel Issacharoff
New York University (NYU)
Ira Katznelson
Columbia University
Nolan McCarty
Princeton University
Uday Mehta
City University of New York (CUNY) / Graduate Center
Nathaniel Persily
Stanford University
Nancy Rosenblum
Harvard University
Frances Rosenbluth
Yale University

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