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02 2022

A plea for pluralism in the study of democracy

Eva Krick
Eva Krick is sympathetic to Gagnons collection of democracies with adjectives but does not fully share his optimism that this will finally make us grasp democracys total texture. It is but one little building block of an infinite and eclectic science of democracy.
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01 2022

A rigorous debate on intra-disciplinary boundaries and democracy

Gergana Dimova
In the Science of Democracy series, Jean-Paul Gagnon has started an intra-disciplinary debate between democratic theory and comparative politics. The reasons to overcome this disciplinary clash are better than the reasons to embrace it, writes Gergana Dimova
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01 2022

Selection: the key to studying democracy and innovation

Frank Hendriks
Jean-Paul Gagnon takes biology as a model but overlooks that it is driven by variation as well as selection. The study of it, therefore, is sensitive to both. The study of democracy and innovation must be too, asserts Frank Hendriks
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01 2022

To defend democracy, understand it

Benjamin Abrams
Democracy is in danger, and autocrats are becoming bolder and bolder. Benjamin Abrams argues that our failure to understand democracy stops us from effectively defending it. To protect democracy, we need to understand what it means, what kind we have, and what it can become
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01 2022

Untangling description, deception and denunciation: a linguistic twist to the Science of Democracy

Rikki Dean
Jean-Paul Gagnon has amassed over 4,000 linguistic artefacts into a data mountain of descriptions of democracy. Yet, notes Rikki Dean, a sustained consideration of these linguistic artefacts as language is missing from his Science of Democracy and its responses. Words do not only describe, they also deceive and denounce
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01 2022

A specimen drawer to capture the evolution of democracy

Ernesto Cruz Ruiz
Ernesto Cruz Ruiz argues that a Jean-Paul Gagnons democracy data mountain will be of limited value if democracy is not also understood as a living entity which has evolved over time according to the impact of different environmental factors. To do this, he proposes a 'specimen drawer
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01 2022

Is Chinese democracy democracy?

Sor-hoon Tan
Sor-hoon Tan explores the challenge that Chinese democracy represents for Jean-Paul Gagnons democracy data mountain project. She argues that exploring the Chinese case helps us establish the wide-ranging parameters to the project. It also identifies the theoretical issues we must confront for the project to succeed
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12 2021

The perpetual reinvention of democracy

Kyong-Min Son
Jean-Paul Gagnons proposal to study democracy as a stable object obscures one of the most important aspects of democracy: its normative character. Kyong-Min Son argues that democracys spirit animates its perpetual reinvention in defiance of all empirical forms
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12 2021

Can you put food inside? Words are invitations, not containers

Christian Ewert
Collecting democracys words is admirable, thinks Christian Ewert. Not because the collection will hold any meaning on its own, but because it invites us to share and learn
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12 2021

How to measure democracy: A practitioners view

Alexander Hudson
How we measure democracy matters, writes Alexander Hudson. For practitioners, measuring the component parts of democracy is just as important as using an integral concept of democracy
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