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Best Paper Award

The Democratic Innovations ECPR Standing Group awards the prize for the Best Paper in the section “Democratic Innovations: Uses and Perceptions” at the ECPR General Conference 2021 to the following paper “Reinforcing the legitimacy of deliberative citizen forums: contingent views from outside the forum” co-authored by Saskia Goldberg and André Bächtiger. Nominations of the panel Best Paper Award

End of Term Report – Democratic Innovations Standing Group

The Steering Committee of the Standing Group on Democratic Innovations is concluding its three-year term this year. You can find our end of term report here. This report celebrates the standing group’s achievements and invites all our members to continue building a vibrant and collegial democratic innovations community. With a new steering committee taking over End of Term Report – Democratic Innovations Standing Group

Elections for the steering committee

In the fall elections for the steering committee are planned as the three-year term of the current Steering Committee is coming to an end. We would like to encourage interested members to put themselves forward as candidates.  The Steering Committee handles the day-to-day management of the Standing Group and consists of five members, elected from within the members of the Standing Group (Procedure here). Any member of the Group is eligible for election, but the Steering Committee must consist of at least 50% Elections for the steering committee

Cevipol/ULB Webinar series: ‘Parties, Elections & Representation’

During the next weeks and months, weekly webinars are organized online by the Centre for the Study of Politics (Cevipol, Université libre de Bruxelles), on various topics related to party politics, participation and representation. These webinars usually take place on Thursday, 12h-13h15 (Brussels time). They constitute a great opportunity to hear about and discuss on-going Cevipol/ULB Webinar series: ‘Parties, Elections & Representation’

Democratic Innovations Section for the 2021 ECPR General Conference

Call for papers and panels  Democratic Innovations: Uses and Perceptions  Section for 2021 ECPR General Conference The call for panels and papers for the 2021 ECPR General Conference in Innsbruck (31 August-3 September) is now online. The Standing Group of Democratic Innovations has a section, please see this link for more information: https://ecpr.eu/Events/Event/SectionDetails/1126  We strongly encourage Democratic Innovations Section for the 2021 ECPR General Conference

Democratic innovations in unlikely places: Virtual Workshop hosted by the Technical University of Munich (January 14-15)

Democratic innovations in unlikely places: Virtual Workshop Hosted by the Technical University of Munich January, 14-15, 2021 “Democratic innovations” include popular assemblies, mini-publics, participatory budgeting, referenda, and digital participation. Most of these “democratic innovations” took place in the “political sphere” as traditionally understood. In this workshop, we also aim to explore the potential of “democratic innovations” Democratic innovations in unlikely places: Virtual Workshop hosted by the Technical University of Munich (January 14-15)

Best Paper Prize 2020: Lucas Leemann and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen

We are delighted to award the Democratic Innovations Standing Group’s best paper prize for the 2020 ECPR Conference to “Satisfaction with Democracy: When Government by the People Brings Electoral Winners and Losers Together” by Lucas Leemann and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen. The paper explores the important question of whether institutions that enable people to directly participate in Best Paper Prize 2020: Lucas Leemann and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen