This webinar will feature a prominent scholar in conversation with early or mid-career researchers (Ph.D. students, post-docs, lecturers). It is part of a webinar series designed to critically question the role of democratic innovations in responding to planetary challenges like growing autocratization; the current racial contract; the ecological crisis; and the exclusion of nonhuman animals from decision-making spaces.
The ideas and institutions established to increase citizens’ deliberation and participation in public matters have usually been associated with democratic settings. However, not only do authoritarian regimes also develop strategies of legitimation through citizen engagement, but they are also increasingly disputing the meaning of ‘real democracy’. This webinar will focus on the development of participatory and deliberative institutions in authoritarian countries to explore approaches and outcomes.
‘Democracy Rebooted: Deliberative Responses to Planetary Challenges?’ is a four-part webinar hosted by the ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations, APSA Democratic Innovations Related Group, Red de Politólogas, Participedia, and the PSA Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Group.
The opening session will feature a conversation between María Isabel Puerta Riera and Su Yun Woo on ‘Participatory/deliberative Authoritarianism’.
This event is hosted by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, the ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations, APSA Democratic Innovations Related Group, Red de Politólogas, Participedia, and the PSA Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Group.