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The demise of neoliberalism and the dawn of a new era of ‘neo-statism’

September 21, 2021

🦋 Why the concept of democracy, and data collection, matter

September 20, 2021

🦋 What is democracy? An empirical response to the Butterfly Collector

September 16, 2021

🦋 Gagnon’s 'data mountain': a lookout point for revolutions to come

September 14, 2021

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

September 10, 2021
September 7, 2021

🌊 Despite illiberal challenges, the golden age of democracy is now

Lea Heyne rather than the exception, writes Lea Heyne. The world is moving in a direction of more democracy, not less Read more
September 3, 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, democracy’s myriad historical meanings assume an immediate political relevance Read more
August 26, 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 Read more
August 23, 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 Read more
August 20, 2021

🦋 Collecting notions of democracy

Maija Setälä Democratic renewal demands openness to different understandings of democracy, and reflection on our preconceptions. Maija Setälä argues that it also requires analytical clarity and normative commitment Read more

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