Mission & Scope




The Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions seeks to advance publicly-engaged research, teaching, and dissemination of ideas and knowledge about innovation in democratic practice and institutions.

Through its programs, the Centre promotes excellence in research and teaching, brings together scholars, public officials and students from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, and works with governmental and non-governmental organizations. Consistent with the global mission of the university, the Centre’s activities include the major established democracies, emerging democracies, and non-democratic states.