The Yale Program in Democracy (YPD) was established in 2005 to encourage research at the intersection of democratic theory and empirical studies of democracy. The YPD supports research in which answers to the question, “How should democracy work?” are informed by answers to the question, “How does democracy work”? We are especially (though not exclusively) interested in research on new democracies in developing countries.
Assessing the health of American democracy: Q&A with political scientist Susan Stokes
The 2016 U.S. presidential election was a historically divisive contest in which the victorious candidate repeatedly leveled unfounded accusations of election rigging and widespread voter fraud.
To Yale political scientist Susan Stokes, it seemed the time was ripe to assess the health of American democracy.