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Rethinking Democratic Representation

Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Conference Workshop 18-19 May 2006 Theories of democratic representation have been developing rapidly over the last few years, focused on a set of interrelated questions: What is the relationship between political representation and democracy? How does a commitment to democratic self rule translate into the practice of political […]

Governance-Driven Democratization: Exploring the Theoretical Terrain and Recent Developments in China

Governance-Driven Democratization: Exploring the Theoretical Terrain and Recent Developments in China Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Workshop 10-11 May 2006 For twenty-five years, China’s leaders have pursued economic transformation while eschewing any real moves towards political liberalization and democratization. Yet in recent years, even as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has moved to […]

Theorizing Democratic Renewal: The British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly and Beyond, June 10-11, 2005

Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Interdisciplinary Workshop 10-11 June 2005 Although electoral democracies have been spreading across the globe, democratic development in those countries where electoral institutions have been long established appears to have stagnated, their citizens beset by a democratic malaise with respect to the formal political institutions of representative democracy. The […]