We are an interdisciplinary network of scholars who study transformations of and challenges to democracy in past and present

The IOS-Platform Liberal and Illiberal Democracy is an interdisciplinary network of scholars who study the major transformations of and challenges to democracy in past and present. Starting from the assumption that liberal democracy is in crisis today, scholars from different disciplines work together to enhance their understanding of this crisis and the alternatives to liberal democracy that emerge across the globe. As such, we build a scholarly network with expertise in democracy that shares ideas and insights into democratic developments. The IOS-platform Liberal and Illiberal Democracy is part of one of the strategic research themes of Utrecht University: Institutions for Open Societies