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About

The Centre for Studies in Democratisation (CSD) was established at the Department of Politics and International Studies of the University of Warwick in 1992. The CSD is a long-term, multidisciplinary initiative that seeks to understand why, how and when democracies emerge, sustain or collapse. It also investigates the reasons why democratisation can sometimes be problematic.

Objectives

  • A focal point for (inter)national collaborative interdisciplinary and comparative studies in democratisation
  • Co-ordinate and disseminate research into the political, economic, historical, social and legal dimensions of democratisation, leading to publications in international academic journals
  • Disseminate information through a series of seminars research conferences, workshops, meetings, public lectures and media contact
  • Connect expertise between Warwick and eminent international scholars and speakers
  • Develop the teaching and research programme of the Department of Politics and International Studies
  • Promote a better understanding of democratisation through collaborations with other democratisation centres

Contact

dr. Renske Doorenspleet (Director of the Centre for Studies in Democratisation)

Department of Politics and International Studies University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

Research

For information on current staff members working with the CSD click here

For information on current PhD students working in collaboration with the CSD click here

For information on past research fellows click here