Conférence générale de l'ECPR
Comme chaque année, l'ECPR organise sa Conférence Générale en septembre. En 2017, c'est l'Université d'Oslo qui l'accueillera du 6 au 9 septembre. Un certain nombre de sections ont pour objet les préoccupations du GIS Démocratie et Participation. On peut signaler par exemple :
Co-production of Science, Technology and Society in Global Governance
- Comparative politics of scientific and non-scientific knowledge systems in global governance (Potential Chair: Adam Stepien)
Citizenship: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion
- The Politics of the Concept of Citizenship Chair: Hanna-Mari Kivistö, University of Jyväskylä Co-chair: Anna Björk, University of Jyväskylä Discussant: Claudia Wiesner, University of Darmstadt The Panel explores citizenship as an essentially contested political concept. It invites readings analysing the inclusive and exclusive politics of citizenship by investigating the ways in which the concept is used both in theoretical and more empirically oriented political life debates. Presenters: Elena Garcia-Guitían, Autonomous University of Madrid: Participation and the Concept of “Good Enough Citizen” Amanda Nielsen, Linnaeus University: Access to Medical Care: A Citizenship Right or a Human Right? Anna Björk: On Temporal and Spatial Conceptualisation of the Non-Citizen in the United Kingdom Hanna-Mari Kivistö: Debating Asylum as a Right of Non-Citizens
The Diversity of Democratic Innovations - Adapting Democratic Innovations to Different Challenges of Democracy
- Panel 1: Diversity and disagreement in deliberative politics Chair: Kimmo Grönlund (Åbo Akademi University) Co-chair: André Bächtiger (University of Stuttgart) According to the deliberative ideal, people should listen to other individuals whose views and values differ from their own and engage in constructive and respectful dialogue. Thus, most deliberative enterprises have been constructed along the ideal of diversity. In real life politics, however, political discussion often occurs in more like-minded settings, at least before taking place at the cross-cutting institutionalized democratic level. A traditional example would be intra-party discussions before a municipal council meeting or before a parliamentary debate. The Panel invites Papers, which address the role of diversity and disagreement in deliberation.
- Panel 2: Liberal Democracy, Populism, and the Role of Democratic Innovations Chair: Jonathan Kuyper (Stockholm University) Co-chair: Fabio Wolkenstein (Goethe University Frankfurt) Contemporary liberal democracies are confronted with serious mistrust of established democratic institutions and the rise of anti-system populist movements that defy the norms and rules we have grown accustomed to. What can normative democratic theory say about overcoming these problems? In particular, what role can designed democratic innovations play in rectifying it? Can democratic innovations save liberal democracy?
- Panel 3: The newer, the better? Comparing traditional and innovative participatory formats Chair: Joan Font (Institute for Advanced Social Studies, Spain) Co-chair: Thamy Pogrebinschi (WZB, Germany) The generalized use of the concept “democratic innovations” suggests that a set of entirely new institutional designs may offer enhanced opportunities for participation and deliberation. However, participatory institutions existed previously and have been operating for decades. Long before the concept “democratic innovations” there was local consultation councils in many European and Latin American countries or national referendums and initiatives, or assembly-based models of governance in local communities. The main goal of this Panel is to discuss whether there is indeed two generations of participatory institutions, and compare the different institutional designs that belong to each of them.
- Panel 4: Deliberative Behavior Chair: Marina Lindell (Åbo Akademi University) Co-chair: Julia Jennståhl (Uppsala University) This workshop focuses on individuals' deliberative conduct, citizens and politicians alike. Research about what exactly happens in the group setting (or in individuals’ mind) and how individuals perform in deliberation is surprisingly scarce. Deliberation is mainly perceived of as a group-based phenomenon expected to prompt deep thought and open-mindedness. Yet, we know that individuals tend to respond differently to deliberation, depending on a number of factors such as framing, personality variables, strength of attitudes and emotions. This Panel addresses normative, theoretical as well as empirical dimensions of deliberative performance.
- Panel 5: Democratic Innovations and Local Representative Democracy Chair: Angelika Vetter Co-chair: Brigitte Geissel In order to mitigate various shortcomings of modern democracies especially in local politics where citizens, public administrations and politics are currently experimenting with “new” forms of citizens’ involvement. Such democratic innovations aim at direct problem-solving without the intervention of public authorities. Many of these efforts are currently to be observed across Europe especially in local politics. One of the advantages of local politics research is the high number of cases that can be studied and compared within but also across countries.
Vous pouvez soumettre vos propositions de communication jusqu'au 15 février 2017 sur le site de l'ECPR.