Transdemos is a six-year research program carried out jointly by researchers from the Departments of Political Science at Lund and Stockholm University between 2008 and 2013. The program is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation).

The program addresses three subthemes:

(1) the role of transnational actors in the democratization of international institutions,

(2) democracy and public-private partnerships in global governance, and,

(3) the democratic credentials of transnational actors.

The program involves an ambition to integrate normative democratic theory and empirical research. It includes the full spectrum of transnational actors and adopts a comparative perspective across issue-areas.