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08 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
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08 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
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08 2021

Collecting notions of democracy

Maija Set瓣l瓣
Democratic renewal demands openness to different understandings of democracy, and reflection on our preconceptions. Maija Set瓣l瓣 argues that it also requires analytical clarity and normative commitment
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08 2021

On not rescuing an abandoned science of democracy

Matthew Flinders
Launching this series, Jean-Paul Gagnon made the case for a database of democracy to grasp the conceptual complexity that other theorists have, he suggests, generally skirted around. Matthew Flinders disputes whether a taxonomical approach really is the answer to the question What is democracy?
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08 2021

Democracy: what's in a word?

Laurence Whitehead
Democracy may have different meanings in different cultures. Yet, writes Laurence Whitehead, the concept of democracy also operates at a universal level where users can communicate with each other across time and space
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07 2021

Making sense of democracy not without the demos!

Hans Asenbaum
How can we capture the many meanings of democracy? We need to critically reflect on who produces knowledge about democracy, argues Hans Asenbaum. People outside academia must play a central role in democratic theorising
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07 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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07 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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