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Centre for Studies in Democratisation

The Centre for Studies in Democratisation (CSD) was established at the University of Warwick in 1992 in response to a growing interest in the study of democracy at a theoretical and empirical level.

Democratisation has become a central political theme and features now prominently on the foreign policy agenda of many Western states.

The CSD seeks to understand why, how and when democracies emerge, sustain or collapse and investigates the reasons why democratisation can sometimes be problematic. The CSD is part of an extensive international network.