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05 2022

Reimagining democracy, one word at a time

Andreas Avgousti
Andreas Avgousti asserts that collecting democracys words gives us a window into the democratic imagination. He reads Jean-Paul Gagnons expanding database as an illustration of democratic virtues
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05 2022

Recovering democratic possibilities in complex political systems

Antonin Lacelle-Webster
Jean-Paul Gagnons ambitious project expands our democratic imaginaries. While inspiring, Antonin Lacelle-Webster argues that making sense of democracy requires more than a lexicon. Resisting the prevailing sense of disrepair in todays democratic politics asks us to pay more attention to democracy's appropriation, design, and normative value
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05 2022

I classify, therefore I know?

Leonardo Fiorespino
Leonardo Fiorespino finds Jean-Paul Gagnons proposed lexicon of democracy wanting in its base assumptions around knowledge and arbitrariness. Moreover, he wonders, can we really trust 'democracy's words'?
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04 2022

How to overcome democratic gridlock

Pablo Ouziel
Today, democratic imaginaries are diluted while parochial understandings of democracy are presented as universal. Such a state of affairs, argues Pablo Ouziel, calls for a deeply diverse speaking-with multilogue amongst democratic traditions
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04 2022

Beyond words: rescuing the democratic ideal

Viktor Orri Valgar簸sson
Viktor Valgar簸sson argues that words are not enough to understand the concept of democracy. 'Democracy' denotes an important ideal that we must not sacrifice on a mountain of words.
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04 2022

Who determines the practical meanings of democracy?

Friedel Marquardt
Jean-Paul Gagnons endeavour has great potential for bringing unknown or ignored definitions to the fore. However, Friedel Marquardt argues, we hinder understanding and cut its empowering potential short if the communities these definitions are about do not get a chance to speak about their democracies
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03 2022

The 'Science of Democracy' demands scientific thinking

Mauricio Mandujano Manriquez
Jean-Paul Gagnon's data mountain for rescuing the abandoned Science of Democracy is a worthy challenge. Nevertheless, Mauricio Mandujano Manriquez advocates for giving precedence to the epistemic commitments of the scientific enterprise and their implications
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03 2022

Mountains of data need a (democratic) horizon

Rafael Khachaturian
According to Rafael Khachaturian, Jean-Paul Gagnons 'lexical approach' misses the interpretive dimension of democracy. Instead, we need a self-reflexive theory of concept creation that treats democracy as an unfulfilled political project
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03 2022

Democracy is under threat, and we must use theory to save it

Simone Chambers
This is not the time for collecting butterflies, writes Simone Chambers in response to Jean-Paul Gagnon. The threats to democracy we face today call for innovation and engagement, not typologies and definitions
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03 2022

Democracy by any other name

Kathleen McCrudden Illert
Jean-Paul Gagnon has argued that the most promising way of approaching the total texture of democracy is through words. But, asks Kathleen McCrudden Illert, whats in a name? Many theories that we would recognise today as democratic were not, due to their historical context, associated with the signifier democracy and these concepts will be missing from Gagnons data mountain.
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