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Research project

Ryan - Participedia Phase Two: Strengthening democracy by mobilizing knowledge of democratic innovations SSHRC - Canada Stage 2

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Research funder:
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Lead researcher

Doctor Matt Ryan

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Democracy
  • Social Research Methods

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Other researchers

Doctor Paolo Spada


Research interests

  • Dr. Spada research explores the diffusion and impact of governance and social innovations aimed at deepening democracy in Public Administration, Parties and Organizations (Democratic Innovations). Combining large surveys, field experiments, quantitative and qualitative analysis in a comparative perspective, he has examined cases ranging from Brazil, the United States, Cameroon, Iceland, Canada, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the Czech Republic.

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