Research Groups and Projects on Populism.

1 – Confronting the Decline of Constitutionalism, Central European University
2 – Constitutional populism: friend or foe of constitutional democracy, Australian Research Council, research from 2019 to 2021
3 – Constress – Constitutionalism under stress – CONSTRESS is a genuinely interdisciplinary endeavor, bringing together political scientists, political philosophers, sociologists and lawyers. It includes jointly taught seminars and workshops, open to MA- and PhD-students from different disciplines at Princeton and Humboldt University.

4 – Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS): Global Challenges for the Model of Liberal Democracy and Market Economy, Freie Universität Berlin, with 7 German academic partners and a range of cooperation partners worldwide


5 – ‘Defending Democracy: Civil and Military Responses to Weaponized Information’

Princeton University (USA) Link:

6- DEMED: ‘Democracy under Threat: How Education Can Save It’

Project led by Prof. Anja Neundorf (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow). Funded by ERC Consolidator grant awarded in December 2019.


7 – Democracy2025

Democracy 2025 is an initiative of the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) and the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra (UC-IGPA) aimed at strengthening democratic practice in Australia through research, dialogue and innovation.


8 – DEMOS: Democratic Efficiency and the Varieties of Populism in Europe

Horizon 2020 – Explores the practical value of ’democratic efficacy’ as the condition of political engagement needed to address the challenge of populism. The concept combines attitudinal features (political efficacy), political skills, knowledge, and democratic opportunity structures.


9 – Evaluating the Challenge of ‘Fake News’ and Other Maliformation

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project led by Dr Scott Wright and Dr Axel Bruns


10 – Fascism and International Law

Melbourne Law School (DECRA project under PI Dr Rose Parfitt) (Australia)


11 – Fatigue project – Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism

Horizon 2020 (EU) – 6 partner universities across EU


12 – Judges under Stress – the Breaking Point of Judicial institutions (JuS)

University of Oslo (Norway)


13 – NORFACE: Democratic governance in a turbulent age

Horizon 2020 (EU) – call issued December 2018 for applications


14 – Parliaments Under Fire

School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London – supported by British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (held by Dr Ben Noble)


15 – Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL)

American University, Center for University Excellence (Washington, D.C., USA)


16 – PolDem: Observatory for Political Conflict and Democracy in Europe

European University Institute, and Edgar Grande and Swen Hutter at the Center for Civil Society Research, a joint initiative by the WZB Social Science Center and Freie Universität Berlin.


17 – Populist rebellion against modernity in 21st-century Eastern Europe: neo-traditionalism and neo-feudalism (POPREBEL)

Horizon 2020 (EU) – 6 universities from Central and Eastern Europe


18 – RECONNECT (Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law)

Horizon 2020 (EU) – 18 partner universities across EU + Israel


19 – Reshaping European Democracy 

Carnegie Democracy and Rule of Law Program – USA


20 – Re:constitution – Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and Rule of Law in Europe

Joint initiative by Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and Forum Transregionale Studien (FTS) to improve European exchanges on constitutional law and values that leads from common words to shared, concrete, concepts.



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J-T.M. (2021, 18 janvier). Research Groups and Projects on Populism. Democratic Decline. Consulté le 22 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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