The International Forum for Democratic Studies explores issues of democratic transition and consolidation as well as the common challenges facing both new and established democracies. Major themes include:
Understanding the instruments of authoritarian influence, particularly in vulnerable democracies.
Exploring the democratic response to illiberal forces adept in the manipulation and projection of media and information-based influence.
Examining the emergence of transnational kleptocracy and its impact on democracy.
Democracy and Civil Society
Event recaps, blog posts, fellows' research, and other resources about democratization and the role of civil society.