Anxieties of Democracy: The Democracy Papers | The Social Science Research Council


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Can representative democracies be strengthened to govern more effectively? The SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program is motivated by a concern about whether the core institutions of established democracies can capably address large problems in the public interest. The Inaugural Democracy Papers were produced as part of the planning process for the Anxieties of Democracy program. The papers are archived here, and continue to provide timely food for thought for anyone reflecting on democratic anxieties.