Seminar Series - Historical trajectories of Democratic Innovations

Starting from September 2023, monthly seminars will be organised with internationally acknowledged scholars on different, however complementary, aspects of the so-called “democratic innovations”. The main goal of the seminar series is to disentangle and discuss cutting-edge questions emerging from the theorisation of democratic innovations. 

Seminars will be based on semi-structured conversations moderated by team members of the EU funded project INCITE-DEM at ICS (University of Lisbon). The series will be organised in partnership with CC-Demos, the Competence Centre of Participatory and Deliberative Democracy of the European Commission, and will produce a podcast to be edited by the project team and disseminated via institutional channels (ICS, CC-Demos, INCITE-DEM).

Seminar I:Improving democracy?

 Do institution and citizen-led democratic innovations improve (representative) democracy? If
so, how would you define and characterise improvement in this field?
Date: September 19, 3-5PM

Guest Speakers:
Dr Mark Warren, Professor, Department of Political Science University of British
Dr Thamy Pogrebinschi, Senior Researcher, Center for Civil Society Research, Berlin
Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS), Humboldt University Berlin

Improving Democracy?

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