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Doing Democracy Differently

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ISBN: 9783863883126 9783863887209 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.3224/86388720 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Political Science
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Transnational civil society networks have become increasingly important democratizing actors in global politics. Still, the exploration of democracy in such networks remains conceptually and methodologically challenging. Practice theory provides a framework to study democracy as routinized performances even in contexts of fluid boundaries, temporal relations and a diffuse constituency. The author attempts to understand how new forms of democratic practice emerge in the interaction between political actors and their structural environments.

Délibérer sous la coupole

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ISBN: 9782351593875 9782351594445 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’Ifpo
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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L’ouvrage propose une étude praxéologique des débats parlementaires en contexte autoritaire, qui se fonde sur une analyse détaillée des transcriptions de débats parlementaires ayant eu lieu en Égypte, en Syrie et en Afghanistan. Il montre que la forme parlementaire possède les mêmes propriétés de base dans des régimes de nature pourtant différente, de sorte que les différences s’inscrivent dans un continuum et non dans une opposition. Ce comparatisme s’inscrit donc dans la suite des travaux i...

Public Deliberation on Climate Change: Lessons from Alberta Climate Dialogue

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ISBN: 9781771992152 9781771992169 9781771992176 Year: Pages: 266 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771992152.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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There exists in both academic and political circles a growing interest in public deliberation as an alternative to the sometimes adversarial and polarizing public engagement activities that result in the pitting of experts against lay people. Proponents of public deliberation claim that a more deliberative process can engage a diversity of participants in a more guided process that better balances expert knowledge and citizen inclusion. Such an approach holds particular promise where citizens and governments engage in discussions of the most complex and intractable issues like climate change. Given the host of challenges climate governance presents and the global consequences of our response to them, the experience and knowledge shared by Hanson and the contributors to Public Deliberation on Climate Change provide an important framework for advancing public conversations and processes on this and other wicked problems. The lessons contained in the volume were gained as a result of a five year multidisciplinary, community, university research project called Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD), which drew together scholars, practitioners, citizens, civil society members, and government officials from across Alberta at four public deliberations. By highlighting the value tensions and trade-offs and examining the impact that the design of the deliberations has on policy and the creation of conditions that encourage exchange, the contributors aim to build capacity within our institutions and society to find new ways to discuss and solve complex problems.

Chapter 10 (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781783209712 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Intellect Grant: The Euromedia Research Group
Subject: Business and Management --- Media and communication
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For functioning well, the media need democracy as much as democracy needs the media. This is the starting point of this analysis of the delicate relation between the news media and democracy which is well defined in constitutional terms both in the European Convention on Human Rights and in national legislation. The relation is best described as social contract – to the benefit of freedom of speech and editorial independence, but also to sound governance of the state and other powerholders in society. Notably, different models of democracy correspond to different roles of the media. In any case, however, media policy is requested to respect media freedom. The Internet, as well as social and networked media require policy answers to challenges such as data protection, content blocking and surveillance. The authors conclude that media policy tools need to be developed along the all-digital media future.

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