Articles by Jean-Paul Gagnon

July 13, 2021

🦋 Rescuing an abandoned science: the lexicon of democracy

Jean-Paul Gagnon
For centuries democracy has had many meanings. But they have not been collected and studied as a whole. This leaves us, Jean-Paul Gagnon argues, with only a partial knowledge of democracy. It's one that limits our options for democratisation in an increasingly authoritarian world
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September 30, 2020

Safety in numbers: strengthening resistance to anti-democratic challenges

Jean-Paul Gagnon
The more ‘democracies’ you find inside a polity, the better it will resist anti-democratic forces, writes Jean-Paul Gagnon. If we stop thinking about democracy as a concept, but rather think of the ‘democracies’ and the degree of ‘demodiversity’ inside a polity, we can understand more about what might save democratic polities from current challenges
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Jean-Paul Gagnon
Senior Lecturer, School of Politics, Economics and Society (SchoPES), University of Canberra

Jean-Paul directs the Foundation for the Philosophy of Democracy and is senior lecturer with the School of Politics, Economics and Society of the University of Canberra.

He co-edits the journal Democratic Theory.

His research interests include the philosophy of democracy, democratic theory, global histories of democracy (especially indigenous ones), democratic futures, and non-human democracy.

Follow him on Twitter @JeanPaulRGagnon

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