CfP: Council democracy as alternative to representative democracy

Council democracy as an alternative to representative democracy June 23 @ 8:00 am – June 24 @ 5:00 pm   Inaugural Conference of Arendt in Aberdeen 2022-24 series University of Aberdeen 2022 – 2024 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Hannah Arendt’s semesters at the University of Aberdeen and her celebrated Gifford Lectures, delivered here between 1972 and 1974. Arendt was the CfP: Council democracy as alternative to representative democracy

Call for Panels: ECPR General Conference 2022

Democratizing Democratic Innovations The CfP of the Democratic Innovations Standing Group’s Section for the 2022 ECPR General Conference is now open! Deadline: 10th of February 2022 Section Description This section invites scholars, advocates, and critics of democratic innovations to take part in a difficult but necessary conversation about the call to democratise democratic innovations. As Call for Panels: ECPR General Conference 2022

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)