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Month: October 2018

Best Paper Award at the General Conference in Hamburg

Best Paper Award at the General Conference in Hamburg

The Standing Group on Democratic Innovations has decided to give the Best Paper Award at the General Conference in Hamburg 2018 to Céline Colombo from the University of Zurich for her paper “Principles or Pragmatism? Morality Politics in Direct Democracy.” In the paper, Céline builds on her previous research published in the British Journal of Political Science in which she challenged the perception that citizens lack political sophistication to make informed decisions on policy matters. Using novel data, she demonstrated that a large number…

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New Steering Committee

New Steering Committee

This is the results of the election of the new Steering Committee of the SG on Democratic Innovations. The elected members are (in alphabetical order): André Bächtiger, University of Stuttgart, Germany Nicole Curato, University of Canberra, Australia Kimmo Grönlund, Åbo Akademi University, Finland Sofie Marien, KU Leuven, Belgium Jane Suiter, Dublin City University, Ireland Thank you for taking part in the election, 89 members voted. Thank you Joan Font, Brigitte Geissel and Graham Smith, who wanted to step down, for your commitment…

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Section chairs for the ECPR General Conference 2019

Section chairs for the ECPR General Conference 2019

The next ECPR General Conference is 4-7 September 2019 in Wroclaw, Poland. We need a Democratic Innovations section and two chairs. If you are interested in chairing, be in touch with the convenors Kimmo Grönlund (kimmo.gronlund[at]abo.fi) and André Bächtiger (andre.baechtiger[at]sowi.uni-stuttgart.de) as soon as possible. Our section proposal needs to be submitted to the ECPR by 19 November 2018.