DemocracyNet.eu is one of the 23 institutions supporting Denknetz and the Seminar for Sociology at the University of Basel for the Congress Reclaim Democracy. The congress will take place from February 2-4, 2017 at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
The aim of the congress is to bring together academics and practitioners and discuss how democracy and human rights can be defended against economic imperatives, xenophobia and authoritarianism. This will be done in five plenary sessions and over 50 workshops. Keynote speakers include Alberto Acosta, Jodi Dean, Srécko Horvat and Gurminder Bhambra. The topics of the congress will rage from theoretical foundations of democracy, globalization, capitalism, nationalism, racism, ecology, Buen Vivir, democratic movements to the future of party politics.
One of our members, Lukas Peter, will lead a workshop on the topic “Demokratie und Commons.”
Colleagues from the research program NCCR Democracy, Daniel Kübler, Christian Ewert and possibly Sandra Lavenex, will lead a workshop on the topic “Denationalisierung und Demokratie”.
Further information on the congress can be found here: www.reclaim-democracy.org