The Center for Critical Democracy Studies

The Center for Critical Democracy Studies encourages a robust, interdisciplinary study of democracy as a social state, a political regime or a form of agency. The Center also encourages publishing in the Tocqueville Review.

The Work of the Center

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 will publish The Tocqueville Review/La Revue Tocqueville and will organize conferences and events around key themes of democracy's past, present and future. The Center will sponsor scholars-in-residence to give talks, pedagogy seminars for faculty and student workshops. It will develop pedagogical initiatives designed to foster critical thinking on the history, theory and practice of democracy.

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