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September 26, 2022

🦋 Minben 民本 as an alternative to liberal democracy

Rongxin Li
Democracy is unconsciously linked to 'the West', avers Rongxin Li, especially Anglo-Saxon-type governmental arrangements such as liberal democracy. Seeing how our planet speaks about 'democracy' to those who can hear it, all forms of 'democracy', like Minben, should be on an even standing with Western models
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September 20, 2022

🦋 Democracy as a way of living

Sonia Bussu
Sonia Bussu argues that the way we understand democracy has been colonised by ‘liberal democracy’ and capitalism. As a result, democracy is far removed from our daily lives. We need to free ourselves from these constraints to see the possible alternatives, which are embodied in democracy as a way of living
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August 23, 2022

🦋 ♟️ Control over militaries is the forgotten landmark of democracy after imperialism

Hager Ali
When democracies’ most basic features lose their distinctive edge, differentiating regime types becomes a problem for scholars of democracy and autocracy alike. Hager Ali wants to redraw demarcations between regimes across the political spectrum. To do so, she argues that civilian control over militaries is just as fundamental as suffrage
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August 18, 2022

🦋 (Re)thinking democracy using Participedia

Paul Emiljanowicz
Paul Emiljanowicz manages Participedia, the largest database documenting democratic innovations from around the world. To prevent reproducing coloniality, Paul writes, we must commit to expanding our knowledge about democracy and recognising the experiences and knowledges of all peoples
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August 15, 2022

🦋 The critical pedagogy of democracy in dark times

Henry Giroux
Henry Giroux takes stock of the sciences of the democracies to argue that they offer helpful tools to contest the neoliberalisation of education and the teaching of democracy. The words of democracy, the ideas imbued in them, are vital resources for an age characterised by the desertification of public spheres
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August 10, 2022

🦋 Designing democracy: let the people choose how to govern themselves

Brigitte Geißel
Most people agree that citizens are the sovereign in a democracy, but this principle is amazingly neglected when it comes to the design of democracy. Brigitte Geißel advocates for a new approach. Democracy means self-governing, so citizens should decide how to govern themselves
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August 6, 2022

🦋 Collecting the butterflies of democracy with Ludwig Wittgenstein

Erik Liam Severson
Defining ‘democracy’ has proven to be an arduous task, but Erik Liam Severson asks whether we need a definitive definition. He finds that the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein can offer support for the project, but indicates the value of having an open, rather than total, texture and definition of democracy
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August 1, 2022

🦋 Confronting democracy’s foundational flaws

Anna Drake
How should we approach a database of democracy’s words when many of these collected democracies fail to respect people’s moral and political equality? According to Anna Drake, if we want meaningful narratives to emerge, then we must confront foundational challenges to democracy and centre these in our analysis.
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July 25, 2022

🦋 The ‘Science of Democracy’ is more than falsification

James Wong
While Jean-Paul Gagnon’s data mountain project aims to rescue an abandoned science, others reject the study as not genuinely scientific. James Wong advocates a pluralist view of the epistemic commitments of (political) science and argues that Gagnon’s project can be grounded in scientific anti-realism and constructivism
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July 20, 2022

🦋 Connecting theory to the messy realities of democratic innovations in practice

Lucy J Parry
Lucy J Parry recognises the value of a database of democracy but is concerned about its utility in the real world. If this data mountain is to bolster democratic innovation, we need to step away from detached order and engage with the messy reality of democratic innovations in practice
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