• “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.…

  • DemocracyNet’s first e-retreat: Report

    Amid of a special year characterized by the Covid19 emergency, the managing board decided to postpone the 2020 yearly workshop to hopefully safer and calmer times. To keep up the morale within our community, however, the managing board also decided to organize a special, online retreat for DemocracyNet members only. The event took place via Zoom on September 7th, 2020. The aim of this e-retreat was to give all of our members the chance to present their current projects and works in progress in a cordial, stimulating, and constructive environment. The topic and project format were completely open. The final program of the e-retreat included four presentations about four projects…

  • 2020: Yearly workshop postponed

    As we have witnessed over the past months, the Covid-19 emergency has affected everybody’s lives and keeps having a large impact on society. We as academics are not exempted from this. Among the least harmful and yet unpleasant consequences, many academic events and conferences have been postponed or cancelled altogether. During the last meeting of the managing board of DemocracyNet, we decided to postpone our yearly workshop and public lecture on “Vested Interests.” We are looking to reschedule the event, which will most likely take place, according to tradition, in early September 2021. We will keep you informed about future developments. As a replacement, the members of our association will…