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Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms: The podcast series

Interviews with Michael Neblo, Associate Professor at Ohio State University, David Miller, Professor of Political Theory at Oxford University, Philippe Van Parijs, Professor at the Hoover Chair of economic and social ethics, Miriam Ronzoni, Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Manchester, Joseph Carens, Professor of Political Theory at the University of Toronto, Daniel Kübler, Associate Professor for Democracy and Public Governance at the University of Zurich, and Maija Setälä, University of Turku


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Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms – Thinking further

In relation to our events series 2015-2016, Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms, we have gathered resources to think further about the relationship between ideals and practices of democracy, as well as between empirical and theoretical political science research.

Should researchers on populism engage with the media, and how? ; “Creating networks not prize winners: How can research turn into useful action?“; “On the biases of empirical political science, those of political theory, and Donald Trump“; the role of the political theorist according to John Dunn: “Political theorists have a distinctive responsibility to (…) show those they teach and those with whom they work how to generate and organise better understanding of why politics is as it is and what it means for everyone’s life.” A short 2015 piece worth a read; Should political philosophers “be in the business of advocating and facilitating political change?” A very interesting blog entry on Political Philosophy and Political Change; “Kann politische Philosophie realistisch sein?“; “How can we begin to answer basic questions about the causes of democracy if we cannot even agree on what democracy is?

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