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Welcome to the Web site of the Democracy and Autocracy Organized Section of theĀ American Political Science Association (APSA).

Mission

The Democracy and Autocracy Section of APSA promotes the analysis of the origins, processes, and outcomes of democratization among nations of all regions of the world. It encourages scholarship that is both informed by comparative theoretical perspectives and based on field research in specific countries. It seeks to activate global networks of both democracy scholars and policy-makersā€”facilitating their interaction and enhancing their role within APSA.