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10 2021

Lost in the arcades of democracy

Christopher Hobson
Christopher Hobson questions the value of Jean-Paul Gagnons proposal to build a democracy data mountain. The danger is getting lost digging up forgotten meanings of democracy, many now of little value. Instead, we need to focus on the present moment, seeking to re-imagine the meaning of democracy in todays world
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10 2021

How do we translate the meaning of democracy across cultural divides?

Chih-yu Shih
Chih-yu Shih argues that we can meet Jean-Paul Gagnons democracy challenge across linguistic and cultural divides. He explores how 'critical translation' (aimed at 'relational' and not 'total texture') can yield results for those pursuing democratic commonality
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10 2021

Democracy preserves dignity, a means to an end, not an end itself

Paula Sabloff
Paula Sabloff, in a direct response to Jean-Paul Gagnons democracy challenge, argues that to understand what democracy means, we need to know what it is for. By exploring this, we arrive at a meaning that is about means, not ends. And it is not as complicated as we might think
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10 2021

A democratic philosophy for democracys data mountain?

John Min
John Min accepts Jean-Paul Gagnons premise that democratic theorists should persist in studying the nature of democracy, and sees the goals of Gagnons project as admirable. But he argues that several methodological issues concerning the means of achieving those ends need to be explored
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10 2021

Not deliberating about democracies is a deadly trap

Patricia Roberts-Miller
Responding to Jean-Paul Gagnons blog on the science of democracy, Patricia Roberts-Miller recalls 'Thucydides' trap' to explain the dangers of forcing one meaning of democracy over others, as happened during the Athenian Empire. Silencing other democracies harms people through wars overseas and suppression at home. And it can, in turn, ruin those very democracies that are doing the silencing
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09 2021

The tension between the singular and multivarious conceptions of democracy

Marcin Kaim
The merit of Jean-Paul Gagnons project is that it calls attention to the friction between singular and plural conception of democracy. While this is a well-known topic in democratic theory, it does not remain central. However, writes Marcin Kaim, a lexicon, and therefore a 'total texture' of democracy, could bring about a change
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09 2021

Why the concept of democracy, and data collection, matter

Tetsuki Tamura
Tetsuki Tamura argues we need a better and wider concept of democracy to capture democratic practices in unlikely places, such as the family
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09 2021

What is democracy? An empirical response to the Butterfly Collector

Leonardo Morlino
Jean-Paul Gagnon's original blog in this series asked what is democracy? Leonardo Morlino brings an empirical perspective to this question. Contextualising and unpacking it, he then develops an empirical strategy of research for democrats to follow
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09 2021

Gagnons 'data mountain': a lookout point for revolutions to come

Dannica Fleu
Building a dictionary of democracies, as Jean-Paul Gagnon proposes, will not render a revolution of democratic theory. Yet the data mountain may be a valuable point of departure for a 'decentred' understanding of democracy and, in consequence, for several theoretical, empirical, and political innovations, writes Dannica Fleu
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09 2021

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

Michael Saward
untain, but argues that its size and complexity should not prevent us sifting and analysing our findings to design new models of democracy
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