Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California—Irvine
The Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) fosters academic research and education to provide a better understanding of the democratic process, and the steps that may strengthen democracy at home and abroad. The faculty and students of the Center study both democratizing nations and the expansion of the democratic process in the United States and other Western democracies. The Center hosts research conferences, sponsors faculty research, publishes a research paper series, and facilitates research and teaching on democratic themes.
NCCR—Democracy, University of Zurich
The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Democracy is a multi-disciplinary research program launched by the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2005. The program examines the key challenges to democracy today and traces them to two major trends: globalization and the growing influence of the media on politics. NCCR Democracy aims to propose designs for important political decision-making processes, to transfer the knowledge gained through its research into society and to promote its application in society, to promote young researchers in the two disciplines of political science and communication science and to dissolve the boundaries between these two disciplines.