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Invitation: Academic Launch of OECD Report of Catching the Deliberative Wave

Invitation: Academic Launch of OECD Report of Catching the Deliberative Wave

We are proud to announce that the Standing Group on Democratic Innovations is hosting the academic launch of the OECD’s report Catching the Deliberative Wave: Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions on July 16 (Thursday), 13:00-14:00 BST. Claudia Chwalisz, who leads OECD’s work on innovative citizen participation will present the highlights of the report, demonstrate how the OECD’s database can be used for teaching and academic research, and respond to questions and comments about the report.    The highlights of the report are…

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Zooming Democratic Innovations

Zooming Democratic Innovations

The Standing Group on Democratic Innovations hosted its first ever Zoom workshop in response to the cancellation of this year’s ECPR Joint Sessions. Led by Andrea Felicetti, the section “Innovation and Power: Exploring Democratic Innovation and its Main Actors” gathered eight participants to discuss papers on power dynamics emerging from democratic innovations. The digital workshop examined power from the perspective of citizens, political parties, and social movements, with analyses grounded on empirical cases from across Europe. 

Panels Seeking Papers for ECPR 2020

Panels Seeking Papers for ECPR 2020

The ECPR website is now open for paper and panel submissions to the Democratic Innovations Section of the 2020 ECPR Conference in Innsbruck. Below are the details of eight panels that have an open call for paper submissions (more will follow, so watch this space for updates!). If you would like to propose a paper for one of these panels, then email the listed panel conveners with your: paper title, abstract (max 500 words) and the author(s) name(s) and institution(s)….

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Democratic Innovations: Looking back, taking stock, thinking ahead

Democratic Innovations: Looking back, taking stock, thinking ahead

Call for panel proposals ECPR General Conference University of Innsbruck 26-28 August 2020 Sponsored by the Standing Group on Democratic Innovations Panel Conveners: Jane Suiter, Dublin City University Rikki Dean, Goethe University Frankfurt As democratic innovations become an established field of academic inquiry and political practice, the Standing Group on Democratic Innovations invites panel proposals that critically reflect on the following questions: Looking back: How did democratic innovations become part of the ‘mainstream’ in democratic theory and practice? What evidence…

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Call for Papers: ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop: Innovation and Power: Exploring Democratic Innovation and its Main Actors

Call for Papers: ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop: Innovation and Power: Exploring Democratic Innovation and its Main Actors

During the upcoming ECPR Joint Sessions, our members Andrea Felicetti and Selen Ercan will be convening a workshop entitled “Innovation and Power: Exploring Democratic Innovation and its Main Actors”. The workshop is endorsed by the Democratic Innovations Standing Group. The ECPR joint sessions will be held 14-17 April 2020 in Toulouse (France). All information on the workshop can be found here. Please submit paper proposals (no longer than 300 words) until 5 November 2019 via the ECPR website.

Celebrating Women in Democratic Innovation Cocktail Reception, September 6, 2019

Celebrating Women in Democratic Innovation Cocktail Reception, September 6, 2019

Dear colleagues, As members of the Standing Group on Democratic Innovations, we would like to invite you to Celebrating Women in Democratic Innovation cocktail reception on September 6, 2019 (Friday) at 7:45 pm at Pod Papugami in  Wrocław.  Professor Jane Mansbridge will open the evening’s celebration by saying a few words on the relationship of democratic innovations and feminist scholarship.Registration is essential as slots are limited. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. (Register here). If the hyperlink…

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ECPR Democratic Innovations Section Programme, ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, 2019

ECPR Democratic Innovations Section Programme, ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, 2019

Although democratic innovations provide good news stories for advocates of political reform, political systems are still straining to provide basic democratic goods. Are democratic innovations a solution or a distraction from democracies’ greatest ills? How can innovation in democratic systems provide for empowered participation that develops personal preferences into enriched collective opinions and clever collective decisions? What kinds of democratic innovations are required to enhance the democratic capacities of political systems? The 2018 ECPR Conference Democratic Innovations Section Proposal addresses…

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New convenors: Sofie Marien and Nicole Curato

New convenors: Sofie Marien and Nicole Curato

Dear friends and colleagues, the new Steering Committee of the Standing Group held a meeting in Dublin (see attached photo, unfortunately André Bächtiger could not join us). Both André Bächtiger and I felt that it was a good time to step down as convenors, and it is my great pleasure to inform you that the new convenors are Sofie Marien from KU Leuven and Nicole Curato from the University of Canberra. Congratulations! They will take over the responsibilities immediately. Also the…

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