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, deal with challenges to national security, and address the political consequences of a changing media landscape.

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 Ford Foundation, the Knight Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

For news and announcements about the Anxieties of Democracy program's activities, please click here: @SSRCanxieties.


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