“Why Bother” wins the David O. Sears Book Award

“Why Bother” wins the David O. Sears Book Award

Why Bother?: Rethinking Participation in Elections and Protests, co-authored by CCD faculty director Susan Stokes and S. Erdem AytaƧ, has received the 2020 David O. Sears Book Award from the International Society of Political Psychology. This award is given for the...

A Message from CCD’s Faculty Director

To the Chicago Center on Democracy community: I would like to reach out to you to share a few of my thoughts, given the past few weeks’ whirlwind of protests, news coverage, and conversations sparked by the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and other...
New essay, “Why Protest?,” co-authored by Susan Stokes

New essay, “Why Protest?,” co-authored by Susan Stokes

Susan Stokes, faculty chair of the Chicago Center on Democracy, has co-authored a new essay in The Wilson Quarterly on the rise of mass protests over the past decade. She and her co-author, S. Erdem AytaƧ, describe the mass demonstrations that have taken place across...