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06 2022

The open texture of democracy

John Capps
Democracy comes in lots of different flavours. How do we make sense of this? Is having all these meanings a feature or a bug? John Capps suggests that the idea of 'open texture' can help us better understand democratic theory and practice
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06 2022

Democracy: by design and on the move

Erica Dorn
Democracy today is a colonial artefact tied to violent borders. Moreover, it produces an increasing number of non-citizens, unable to participate in democracy where they live. Erica Dorn and Federico Vaz argue that Gagnon's courageous enquiry into defining the historical landscape of democracy can bring more equity to its current unjust paradigm
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06 2022

The best use of our limited resources in service of democracy?

Ramon van der Does
Jean-Paul Gagnon views the construction of a taxonomy of democracy as a key way to address challenges to democracy. Yet, argues Ramon van der Does, such fundamental research is a luxury we cannot afford if we seek to be effective in bringing power to the people.
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06 2022

Science of Democracy and the Owl of Minerva

Petr peci獺n
The project of collecting democracys words has a quietist undertone. Petr peci獺n argues that it provides a desirable counterweight to the activist urge to rethink and redesign the political order. Especially so in todays challenging times
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05 2022

For a more critical study of democracy

Marta Wojciechowska
Jean-Paul Gagnons project involves the collection, labelling, and organisation of published words on democracy. He intends it to help democratic scientists to counter authoritarianism. But, argues Marta Wojciechowska, the projects method may overlook issues of power involved in creating and publishing meanings of democracy
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05 2022

Reimagining democracy, one word at a time

Andreas Avgousti
Andreas Avgousti asserts that collecting democracys words gives us a window into the democratic imagination. He reads Jean-Paul Gagnons expanding database as an illustration of democratic virtues
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05 2022

Recovering democratic possibilities in complex political systems

Antonin Lacelle-Webster
Jean-Paul Gagnons ambitious project expands our democratic imaginaries. While inspiring, Antonin Lacelle-Webster argues that making sense of democracy requires more than a lexicon. Resisting the prevailing sense of disrepair in todays democratic politics asks us to pay more attention to democracy's appropriation, design, and normative value
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05 2022

I classify, therefore I know?

Leonardo Fiorespino
Leonardo Fiorespino finds Jean-Paul Gagnons proposed lexicon of democracy wanting in its base assumptions around knowledge and arbitrariness. Moreover, he wonders, can we really trust 'democracy's words'?
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04 2022

How to overcome democratic gridlock

Pablo Ouziel
Today, democratic imaginaries are diluted while parochial understandings of democracy are presented as universal. Such a state of affairs, argues Pablo Ouziel, calls for a deeply diverse speaking-with multilogue amongst democratic traditions
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04 2022

Beyond words: rescuing the democratic ideal

Viktor Orri Valgar簸sson
Viktor Valgar簸sson argues that words are not enough to understand the concept of democracy. 'Democracy' denotes an important ideal that we must not sacrifice on a mountain of words.
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