Articles by Kei Nishiyama

July 23, 2021

🦋 If democracy is hard to love, how can we teach it?

Kei Nishiyama
Teaching democracy is hard work, precisely because we are living in a time when democracy is in crisis. So what should we teach, and how? Kei Nishiyama suggests that a grassroots, bottom-up approach involving teachers and learners alike will help us gain ownership of democracy – and fall back in love with it
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Kei Nishiyama
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Doshisha University

Kei is also an Associate at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Gorvernacne at the University of Canberra.

His field of expertise includes children and young people’s democratic participation, democratic education, deliberative theory, and democratic innovations for children.

He is currently undertaking an ethnographic study with Japanese youth climate activists, Fridays For Future Kyoto.

Follow him on Twitter @KeiNishiyamauc

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