The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) was created in 1999 as a research program within the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions. CSDP's research program focuses on the relationship between democratic ideals and democratic practice; its aim is to encourage rigorous social scientific analysis that informs and is informed by normative theories of democracy.
CSDP seeks visiting scholars and/or post-doctoral or more senior research associates for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines at any career stage, but any applicant who has yet to complete the PhD must have turned in a final draft of the dissertation at the time of appointment. Click for more information.