M.A. Democracy & Governance
Practitioners and scholars in fields as diverse as public policy, development, international relations, and security studies increasingly recognize that successful programs in their fields require effective and accountable governance.
The Democracy and Governance Program seeks to understand the foundations of democratic and responsive government, how policymakers can create and implement policies to achieve these objectives, and prepares students for careers in democracy assistance, governance reform, politics, and international affairs.
The program provides graduate training with its Masters in Democracy and Governance (M.A.) and advances research in the areas of democratic change and governance reform through the Center for Democracy and Civil Society (CDACS).
CDACS is a member of the National Endowment for Democracy’s Network of Democracy Reserach Institutes, and conducts scholarly research, hosts speakers and conferences, and publishes the annual journal Democracy and Society.
Recent Faculty Scholarship
G-7and President Biden’s Democracy Agenda: Translating Promises into Action (new window) (new window). Patrick Quirk. Brookings. 18th June 2021
As Democracy Goes, So Goes the Climate (new window). Patrick Quirk. American Purpose. 2nd June 2021
The Democracy Summit Must be Paired with a Democracy Strategy. Patrick Quirk, February 19th 2021
As 2021 Begins, Rival Populisms Menace Tunisia’s Democracy (new window). Daniel Brumberg. January 8th 2021
Recent & Upcoming Events
Democracy and Governance Program
Car Barn 3520 Prospect St. NW
Washington DC 20007