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

ECPR GC 2021: Call for Panel Proposals

We are delighted to announce that  Camille Bedock (Sciences po Bordeaux) and Sergiu Gherghina (University of Glasgow) are the conveners of our Standing Group’s section at the ECPR General Conference. The theme for next year’s section is Democratic Innovations: Uses and Perceptions. More information about the section can be downloaded here. Please send panel proposals ECPR GC 2021: Call for Panel Proposals

Democracy Rebooted: Classic Concepts for Contemporary Times

Democracy Rebooted: Classic Concepts for Contemporary Times is a three-part webinar hosted by the ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations, the PSA Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Group and the newly formed APSA Related Group on Democratic Innovations.  The webinars will feature a prominent democracy scholar in conversation with early career researchers (PhD students, post-docs, lecturers). These virtual Democracy Rebooted: Classic Concepts for Contemporary Times

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

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 Zooming Democratic Innovations