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Democratic institutions and future generations: An international workshop 10 May 2018
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Democratic institutions and future generations: An international workshop 10 May 2018

          Time: Thursday 10th May, 10.45-17.30 Venue: Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London There is growing recognition that democracies tend to privilege the short-term to the detriment of the interests of future generations. This workshop focuses on theoretical and practical developments that aim to ameliorate the drivers … Continue reading

AGM: Rod Dacombe and Hans Asenbaum elected PDD co-convenors
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AGM: Rod Dacombe and Hans Asenbaum elected PDD co-convenors

At the Annual General Meeting 2018 of the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group in Cardiff Rod Dr Rod Dacombe and Hans Asenbaum were unanimously elected PDD co-convenors. Rod and Hans will be working with John Boswell who remains as co-convenor. We would like to thank Prof John Parkinson and Dr Alfred Moore for their … Continue reading

CSD PhD studentships at the University of Westminster
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CSD PhD studentships at the University of Westminster

The Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster has PhD studentships available for next academic year. Closing date for applications 27 April. CSD focuses on a range of research themes, one of which incorporates democratic theory and democratic innovations. The full range of research … Continue reading

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Democracy in a Post-Truth Age

Anxieties about the susceptibility of ordinary people to appeals to emotion and misinformation have been central to critiques of democracy from Plato to Walter Lippmann to the present day. And democratic theorists have long harboured anxieties about the dangers of behaviourist and instrumental approaches to politics, in which professional techniques of opinion management and the incentive structures of commercial media would narrow … Continue reading

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The week in democracy, March 18

Here’s our weekly update on the world of deliberative and participatory democracy. As ever, please write in to psademocracy@gmail.com if you have any additions. News/Blogs Democratic Audit keeps up the conversation on FoI and open government: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20481 John Keane with a great post on the dramatic role of elections in democracy: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20269   Events Very … Continue reading

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Weekly democracy roundup, March 11

Here’s our weekly round-up of news, events, publications and so on that have emerged on themes surrounding participatory and deliberative democracy.  In the news… A couple from the reliably interesting Democratic Audit: On the FOI debate in Britain again: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20284 On the democratic work of Bill Committees: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20285 On the democratic accountability of security services: … Continue reading