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Democracy and Governance theme-event

When:Fr 08-03-2019 12:00 - 14:00
Where:De Sleutel, Noorderhaven 72, 9712 VM Groningen

On March 8, we organize our first Democracy & Governance theme-event* with the focus on Institutionalization: What is the relation between institutionalized and non-institutionalized forms of democracy and governance? What should the relation be? What problems arise in this relation?

* a D&G theme-event is a small event focused on a specific theme, mainly initiated by one person or a small group of people within the D&G network.

What:  D&G theme-event on Institutionalization
Date:   Friday, March 8, 2019
Time:  12.00 – 14.00
Venue: Café de Sleutel, Noorderhaven 72, Groningen


11.45     Walk-in with coffee/tea
12.00     Opening Marc Pauly
12.05     2 mini presentations:

Stephen Milder : Between Protest and Parliament
The 1970s Antinuclear Movement in West Germany and the Effects of Public Protest on Democratic Institutions and Practices

Katerina Tsampi : "Administrative democracy", "Social watchdogs" and "Misuse of Power": Democracy à la Strasbourgeoise?
The perspective of the European Court of Human Rights on administrative democracy, with emphasis on the role of civil society organisations in democratic societies and the menace of populism to their role.  

12.30     Walking lunch
13.00    2 mini presentations:

M arc Pauly: Apparent versus institutional consensus
How to compare consensus practices of indigenous communities with institutionalized consensus practices, e.g., of the Occupy movement?

Simon Otjes : The re-invention of consensus democracy
Rules and norms of legislative-executive relations in the Netherlands

13.30    Discussion
14.00    End

We would kindly invite you to participate on March 8. Please let us know if you are coming by sending an email to . If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know as well.

The D&G network is open to all researchers at all stages of their careers who feel acquainted with the topic of democracy and governance. Feel free to forward this email to colleagues who also might be interested in getting involved in the D&G network.

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