Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century
The future of contemporary democracy is much debated, particularly in terms of (perceived) deficiencies in representation in politics. The department offers renowned research in vital dimensions of the debate including: causes and consequences of democratic legitimacy; causes and consequences of populism; the role of social media; inclusiveness; and political trust.
- Akkerman, Mudde & Zaslove (2014)
- Brandl & Lehr (2016)
- Jacobs & Spierings (2018)
- Meijers (2017)
- Van Leeuwen (2018)
- Wissenburg & Schlosberg (2018)
This research theme is recognized in the awarding of NWO VENI awards to Jansen (2013) and Meijers (2019) an of a EU grant to Lehr (2018).