This grant supports the Social Science Research Council’s Anxieties of Democracy program that works to stimulate, mobilize, and broadcast a better understanding of the dilemmas of legitimacy and capacity faced by established democracies. To affect scholarship and enhance the public conversation, the program coordinates over 70 top-tier social scientists, journalists, and practitioners, convened into five working groups with mandates to offer fresh perspectives and solutions. The Anxieties of Democracy program safeguards and nurtures a (rare) panoramic perspective — understood both comparatively and historically — in its approach and analyses, while anchoring the crucial civic role of university research in a robust democracy.
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for the Latin American section’’s fellowship program focusing on political transitions and institutional transformation in Argentina and Chile
for support of digital disinformation research mapping and policy translation
The field of scholars seeking to understand, and address, challenges around digital disinformation has grown rapidly over the last several years. The field spans many scholarly disciplines, including political science, computer science, behavioral science, communications and journalism, law, philosophy, and more. Platforms, journalists, and policymakers have much to learn from leading research about these problems, and emerging solutions, but navigating the body of pending and published research is challenging. This grant would support the Social Science Research Council in mapping, on an ongoing and iterative basis, research underway in this field, and developing "living lit reviews" to translate these scholarly findings to key audiences in closer to real-time.