Democracy in Action

What’s the future of democracy?

Around the world, democracy is eroding. Fake news, foreign interference and partisanship are only a few of the threats facing our institutions. Our researchers study issues such as election technology, social movements and policy-making — because the more we understand these forces, the better prepared we'll be for what's coming.   

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Democracy in health care: The healing power of equality

A lot can be said about a society based on how they care for their weakest members. So how are Canadian democratic ideals reflected in our health-care systems?

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Of dogs and democracy: How the animals we live with influence our social structures

We don't often think of our pets and other animals as part of our societies, but research shows they play important roles in shaping public policy, how we get along with each other, and how we interact with our democratic institutions.

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