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“The Journal of Democracy has become the premier destination both for academic specialists on democracy and for practitioners trying to secure basic human rights and build democratic institutions. It is here where all of the most important ideas start.”
Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow and Mosbacher Director at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University
"The Journal of Democracy is far and away the most important forum for current debates about the nature and spread of liberal democracy around the world, and an indispensable tool for anybody interested in comparative politics or international relations. It is a model for how to present serious intellectual content in a clear and accessible way, and a standing rebuke to both the slop that often passes for political journalism and the irrelevant gibberish that often passes for social science."
Editor, Foreign Affairs
“The Journal of Democracy is unique in dealing with the democratic transformation of societies on both the philosophical and policy levels. Following the collapse of communism, it became the leading forum for discussion of the major challenges facing the post-totalitarian world, and it has played a crucial role in forming a community of scholars and policy makers concerned with both political and economic reform.”
Senior Associate, Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program Co-Chair, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
"The Journal of Democracy has shown a consistent devotion to high standards of scholarship in its efforts to promote an understanding of what makes democracy work and what makes it fail."
Times Literary Supplement
Cited in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, Journal of Democracy is an influential international forum for scholarly analysis and competing democratic viewpoints. Its articles have been widely reprinted in many languages. Focusing exclusively on democracy, the Journal monitors and analyzes democratic regimes and movements around the world. Each issue features a unique blend of scholarly analysis, reports from democratic activists, updates on news and elections, and reviews of important recent books.
The Journal of Democracy is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October.