Upcoming Online Events

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Book Panel on Hélène Landemore’s “Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century”


In her new book “Open Democracy”, Hélène Landemore proposes a new paradigm of democracy—one in which power is accessible to ordinary citizens rather than exclusively accessible to elites. Landemore proposes that political institutions should center around what she calls the “open mini-public” (a large, jury-like body of randomly selected citizens gathered to define laws and policies for the polity) and defends five institutional principles as the foundations of an open democracy: participatory rights, deliberation, the majoritarian principle, democratic representation, and transparency.
Join us in a live discussion of “Open Democracy” with the author, Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina), Adrienne Stone (University of Melbourne, Australia), Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University, USA), Rachael Walsh (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), and Fred Felix Zaumseil (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany). The event will be moderated by Elisabeth Perham (University of New South Wales, Australia). 

TIME: Mar 23, 2021 8 am Eastern Time (US and Canada)

MEETING ID: 953 1867 5519