• One Year with Covid-19

    OUT NOW One year with Covid-19 edited by Christian Ewert and Lea Heyne Download PDF here: One Year with Covid-19, PDF, 2MBDownload EPUB here: One Year with Covid-19, EPUB, 1MB Even though this pandemic is far from over, we decided that now is a good time to draw an initial conclusion: How has one year of Covid-19 changed democracy? The idea behind this book is very simple. We have asked democracy researchers from a wide range of disciplines and countries what the implications are for democracy after one year with Covid-19. What challenges and opportunities does Covid-19 pose for democratic representation, participation, and decision-making? What weaknesses and strengths of individual…

  • DemocracyNet in 2020: the highlights!

    Research events DemocracyNet’s Virtual RetreatWith presentations by 4 DemocracyNet members Online Mercator Workshop “Revisiting the Challenges of Democratic Inclusion in Theory & Practice”With presentations by 9 international junior scholars, keynote speeches by 3 international senior scholars and a panel discussion by 3 international subject experts Transfer events Abstimm-Bar on the popular initiative “Mehr Bezahlbare Wohnungen” Abstimm-Bar on the facultative referendum “Beschaffung neuer Kampfflugzeuge” Book project “One year of Covid-19: DemocracyNet’s Retrospective” (more on this soon!) New members Alix d’Agostino, Azucena Morán, Francesco Veri, Giada Gianola, Jan-Erik Refle, Johannes Besch Many thanks to the wonderful members, organisers, guests, hosts, and collaborating organisations who made this challenging year so exciting for our…

  • “Revisiting the challenges of democratic inclusion in theory & practice” (online) workshop

    Contemporary societies in today’s globalized world are shaped by ongoing disputes about how to draw boundaries of membership and who should have a claim to be included in a democratic polity. Especially cities, where now more than half of the world’s population lives, are developing new forms of governance and designing novel ways for inclusive planning and political decision-making. In this light, it is vital to revisit and reflect about the challenges as well as opportunities in the field of democratic inclusion in a comprehensive and holistic way. Therefore, this workshop explores new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of democratic inclusion not only in theory, but also in practice.…