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09 2021

Why the concept of democracy, and data collection, matter

Tetsuki Tamura
Tetsuki Tamura argues we need a better and wider concept of democracy to capture democratic practices in unlikely places, such as the family
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09 2021

What is democracy? An empirical response to the Butterfly Collector

Leonardo Morlino
Jean-Paul Gagnon's original blog in this series asked what is democracy? Leonardo Morlino brings an empirical perspective to this question. Contextualising and unpacking it, he then develops an empirical strategy of research for democrats to follow
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09 2021

Gagnons 'data mountain': a lookout point for revolutions to come

Dannica Fleu
Building a dictionary of democracies, as Jean-Paul Gagnon proposes, will not render a revolution of democratic theory. Yet the data mountain may be a valuable point of departure for a 'decentred' understanding of democracy and, in consequence, for several theoretical, empirical, and political innovations, writes Dannica Fleu
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09 2021

Democracy may mean multiple things, but that should not stop us recasting our stumbling democratic politics

Michael Saward
untain, but argues that its size and complexity should not prevent us sifting and analysing our findings to design new models of democracy
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09 2021

The archive and the demos

Eva Cherniavsky
Can the people reclaim failing democratic institutions around the globe? Eva Cherniavsky argues that the demos itself must first be reconstituted. In this context, democracys myriad historical meanings assume an immediate political relevance
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08 2021

Proposing a taxonomy for democratic theory

Petra Guasti
Petra Guasti takes inspiration from the natural world to propose a way to organise the taxonomy of democratic theory. In a joint effort, and using a three-step process akin to Linnaeus and Darwin, she suggests that democratic theorists could create an encyclopedia of democracies
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08 2021

We need democracy to be able to discuss democracy

Markus Pausch
Collecting the words of democracy like butterflies is a worthwhile endeavour. But it doesn't work without normative valuation and a democratic context. The butterflies are not only around us, but in us! And they need an intact environment to survive, writes Markus Pausch
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08 2021

Collecting notions of democracy

Maija Set瓣l瓣
Democratic renewal demands openness to different understandings of democracy, and reflection on our preconceptions. Maija Set瓣l瓣 argues that it also requires analytical clarity and normative commitment
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08 2021

On not rescuing an abandoned science of democracy

Matthew Flinders
Launching this series, Jean-Paul Gagnon made the case for a database of democracy to grasp the conceptual complexity that other theorists have, he suggests, generally skirted around. Matthew Flinders disputes whether a taxonomical approach really is the answer to the question What is democracy?
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08 2021

Democracy: what's in a word?

Laurence Whitehead
Democracy may have different meanings in different cultures. Yet, writes Laurence Whitehead, the concept of democracy also operates at a universal level where users can communicate with each other across time and space
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