21st CENTURY DEMOCRACY
detail; illustration for LobbyView.org, a database platform that enables citizens, journalists, and researchers to identify the how, who, and extent of lobbying in legislative politics
In this websection, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences draws on the expertise of our faculty and colleagues across the Institute to provide research-based insights and resources for strengthening democracy at home and around the world.
Gallery of Publications
The Burchard Scholars dinner series helps create conversations between academic disciplines.
The forum is the first in a series planned at MIT this year, part of an initiative meant to encourage the open exchange of ideas.
WORK OF THE FUTURE
Shaping the Future of Work Program will advance research agenda and increase multi-disciplinary cooperation: The program "will analyze forces contributing to the erosion of job quality and labor market opportunity for workers without college degrees...and consider institutional, technological, and policy innovations that can change this trajectory."
A distilled selection of key research, news, and media commentaries from the past year on the state of U.S. democracy, from scholars in MIT's humanities and social science fields. What can leaders and We, the People do to sustain our democracy? Prepared for 6 January 2022.
Cited for work building the foundations of “natural experiments” in economic research, Angrist shares the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel with with David Card and Guido Imbens.
Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom.
LobbyView.org makes it simple to follow the path of money in politics.