Democracy: A Never-Ending Quest

Posted: 13 May 2016

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Adam Przeworski

New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics

Date Written: May 2016


Most of my work focused on the functioning and the limits of democracy. I place the evolution of our understanding of this bewildering institution in the context of historical events and consider the challenges posed by its current critics. I also reflect on methods, arguing that game theory is the natural language of the social sciences. These ruminations add up to a research agenda.

Suggested Citation

Przeworski, Adam, Democracy: A Never-Ending Quest (May 2016). Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 19, pp. 1-12, 2016. Available at SSRN: or

Adam Przeworski (Contact Author)

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