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The Carnegie Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program rigorously analyzes the global state of democracy, conflict, and governance, the interrelationship among them, and international efforts to strengthen democracy and governance, reduce violence, and stabilize conflict.More about the program >
Our program examines emerging global challenges to democracy and produces policy-relevant research on international support to advance democracy, bolster human rights, and improve governance.
We assess trends in democracy, violence, and polarization within the United States, bringing comparative expertise to bear on U.S. problems
Our research charts how civic activism is changing globally, how activists and donors are responding to closing space, and how civic movements can translate mobilization into policy action.
Our work investigates how policymakers can improve stabilization efforts, reduce violence, and increase security in the world’s most violent countries, fragile states, and conflict-affected areas.
Our Reshaping European Democracy project aims to analyze, debate, and help improve European democracy via regular publications and events.
In a region already struggling with pandemic recovery, the fallout from the Russia invasion could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
As policymakers look ahead, they must find a way to balance the need for inclusive resilience with the imperative for meaningful reform.
Support for Australia’s leading opposition force, the Labor Party, among voters with Indian origins may be a sign of a coming change in power, but neither major party can take their support for granted.
The Conference on the Future of Europe represented a positive first step in the innovation of European democracy. Policymakers will need to use the experience as a catalyst for broader change, well beyond the kind of citizen engagement pioneered during the conference.
To better understand the various paths by which societies might overcome or reduce political divisions, this working paper examines perniciously polarized countries that have successfully depolarized, at least for a time.
Rodrigo Chaves’s election reveals that antiestablishment sentiment remains strong across Latin America.
Saskia Brechenmacher is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and a fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where her research focuses on gender, civil society, and democratic governance.
Frances Z. Brown is a senior fellow and co-director of Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, who previously worked at the White House, USAID, and in nongovernmental organizations. She writes on conflict, governance, and U.S. foreign policy.
Thomas Carothers is the senior vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, the rule of law, and civil society.
Steven Feldstein is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where he focuses on issues of democracy and technology, human rights, and U.S. foreign policy.
Francis Fukuyama is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where his research focuses on democratization and international political economy.
Dr. Erica L. Gaston is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Rachel Kleinfeld is a senior fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she focuses on issues of rule of law, security, and governance in post-conflict countries, fragile states, and states in transition.
Beatriz Magaloni is a nonresident scholar in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Jennifer McCoy is a nonresident scholar in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she focuses on political polarization and democratic resilience in the U.S. and around the world.
Matthew T. Page is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Ashley Quarcoo is a nonresident scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy, Conflict and Governance Program. She is also the senior director for democracy programs and pillars with the Partnership for American Democracy.
Oliver Stuenkel is an associate professor at the School of International Relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil. He is also a nonresident scholar affiliated with the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior.
Jodi Vittori is a nonresident scholar in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program. She is an expert on the linkages of corruption, state fragility, illicit finance, and U.S. national security.
Richard Youngs is a senior fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, based at Carnegie Europe. He works on EU foreign policy and on issues of international democracy.