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The Center for Critical Democracy Studies (CCDS)

The Center for Critical Democracy Studies fosters an interdisciplinary approach to questions of democracy. Purposely aligned with AUP's liberal arts curriculum, the Center encourages all fields from the natural and environmental sciences to the social sciences and humanities to explore democracy as a social state, a political regime or a form of agency. Center-sponsored research is global, inter- and trans-disciplinary. The Center publishes The Tocqueville Review/La Revue Tocqueville and “Tocqueville21" and organizes conferences and events around key themes of democracy's past, present and future. The Center sponsors scholars-in-residence to give talks, pedagogy seminars for faculty and student workshops. It further develops pedagogical initiatives designed to foster critical thinking on the history, theory and practice of democracy.