26.05.2021
Indirect Democracy: Referendums in Europe

Rather than judging referendums as positive or negative, we should examine their distinctive political features and contexts.

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26.05.2021
Thinking Ecological Democracy with Benoît Lechat

Jonathan Piron discusses Benoît Lechat’s contribution to ecological thinking about democracy.

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26.05.2021
Never Far: Populism as the Shadow of Democracy

It is time to let go of the assumption that democracy always leads to progressive outcomes.

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26.05.2021
Belarus’s Struggle for Democracy

Pavel Latushka, a key figure in Belarus’s opposition, discusses the movement for democracy with Roderick Kefferpütz.

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26.05.2021
David Graeber: The Power of the Imagination

David Graeber’s insights on the imagination and the practice of democracy have inspired many not just to see the world differently, but to seek to change it.

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26.05.2021
Elinor Ostrom: The Case for a Messy Federalism

In studying real-world alternatives to state control and organisation via the market, Elinor Ostrom urges us to expand the notion of what democracy means.

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26.05.2021
Hannah Arendt: The Political Animal in the 21st Century

Hannah Arendt’s work can shed light on the reinvigoration of democracy at a time of corroded trust in political institutions, an emboldened far right, and ecological breakdown.

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26.05.2021
Promised Lands in Manfredonia: Environmental Justice Is About Democracy

A photo essay by Sofia Cherici and Federico Ambrosini tells the story of how, for one Italian town, democracy is an ongoing struggle for justice and self-determination.

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26.05.2021
Citizens’ Assemblies Won’t Save Us

Citizens’ assemblies will not be a silver bullet for the climate crisis.

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26.05.2021
No Time for Castles: From Closed to Open Democracy

For proponents of deliberative democracy, today’s representative regimes offer nothing more than illusion.

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