Articles by Christopher Hobson

10 2021

🦋 Lost in the arcades of democracy

Christopher Hobson
Christopher Hobson questions the value of Jean-Paul Gagnon’s proposal to build a democracy data mountain. The danger is getting lost digging up forgotten meanings of democracy, many now of little value. Instead, we need to focus on the present moment, seeking to re-imagine the meaning of democracy in today’s world
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Christopher Hobson
Convenor, Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University

Christopher also holds a position as a Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka.

He is the author of The Rise of Democracy (Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

The Rise of Democracy Revolution, War and Transformations in International Politics since 1776 by Christopher Hobson

Christopher publishes regularly on his Substack, Imperfect notes on an imperfect world

Follow him on Twitter @Hobson_C

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