• DemocracyNet members’ virtual retreat

    DemocracyNet members gathered online for the second edition of the members’ retreat on June 10, 2021. This one-day workshop served as a space for members to connect and get feedback on their current research. The program can be found here, and the report, here. We warmly thank Alix d’Agostino and Giada Gianola for organizing this retreat!

  • “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…