We've found 35 articles matching your search phrase.
01 2022

Untangling description, deception and denunciation: a linguistic twist to the Science of Democracy

Rikki Dean
Jean-Paul Gagnon has amassed over 4,000 linguistic artefacts into a data mountain of descriptions of democracy. Yet, notes Rikki Dean, a sustained consideration of these linguistic artefacts as language is missing from his Science of Democracy and its responses. Words do not only describe, they also deceive and denounce
Read more
01 2022

A specimen drawer to capture the evolution of democracy

Ernesto Cruz Ruiz
Ernesto Cruz Ruiz argues that a Jean-Paul Gagnons democracy data mountain will be of limited value if democracy is not also understood as a living entity which has evolved over time according to the impact of different environmental factors. To do this, he proposes a 'specimen drawer
Read more
01 2022

Is Chinese democracy democracy?

Sor-hoon Tan
Sor-hoon Tan explores the challenge that Chinese democracy represents for Jean-Paul Gagnons democracy data mountain project. She argues that exploring the Chinese case helps us establish the wide-ranging parameters to the project. It also identifies the theoretical issues we must confront for the project to succeed
Read more
12 2021

Can you put food inside? Words are invitations, not containers

Christian Ewert
Collecting democracys words is admirable, thinks Christian Ewert. Not because the collection will hold any meaning on its own, but because it invites us to share and learn
Read more
12 2021

How to measure democracy: A practitioners view

Alexander Hudson
How we measure democracy matters, writes Alexander Hudson. For practitioners, measuring the component parts of democracy is just as important as using an integral concept of democracy
Read more
12 2021

Data mountains and usable concepts: a lesson from Francis Bacon

Sandra Leonie Field
Scholars of democracy must look beyond received paradigms. With his democracy 'data mountain', Jean-Paul Gagnon is challenging us to do so. However, drawing on Francis Bacon's analogous project for natural science, Sandra Leonie Field wonders whether a database of adjectives is indeed the best method of reaching this goal
Read more
11 2021

To understand democracy we need democratic theory

Tom Theuns
Tom Theuns argues Jean-Paul Gagnons data mountain project cannot achieve its goals because of fundamental problems of over-inclusion and under-inclusion, problems that can only be solved by recourse to democratic theory. But that is not to say that the project is without value
Read more
11 2021

On different ways to intend democracy, and to study it

Andrea Felicetti
Andrea Felicetti writes that Gagnons data mountain is not a guarantee against biases and partiality. In addition to words, we must pay attention to people, their customs and practices, to better grasp what democracy entails
Read more
11 2021

Democracy: not just what but also why

Martyn Hammersley
Martyn Hammersley argues that, since there is no essence of democracy, clarification is always required when this word is used. And any assumption that what it refers to is always desirable must be questioned: in each context, we should ask Why democracy? as well as What is democracy?
Read more
11 2021

Lost in translation? Democracy and its non-English variants

Ryusaku Yamada
Based on English language terms, Jean-Paul Gagnons democracy data mountain faces considerable problems in translating non-English words which have no exact equivalents. Ryusaku Yamada uses the example of mass (as in mass democracy), and a Japanese word, taish贖, to reveal the potential comprehension gap in any translation exercise
Read more
1 2 3 4

The Loop

Cutting-edge analysis showcasing the work of the political science discipline at its best.
Read more
THE EUROPEAN CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH
Advancing Political Science
穢 2020 European Consortium for Political Research. The ECPR is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) number 1167403 ECPR, Harbour House, 6-8 Hythe Quay, Colchester, CO2 8JF, United Kingdom.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram