KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JOHN DUNN, King’s College, Cambridge University
This workshop invites participants to reflect on the changing and contested meanings of democracy from the past until the present as well as on the general historical development of democracy. Challenges following from how democracy is conceptualised will be approached from various scholarly disciplines.
Dates: 9 June 9.30-16.00 hrs. & 10 June, 9.30-13.00 hrs.
Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Schedule Tuesday 9 June:
- 9.30 hrs. – Valentina Arena, University College London – ‘Roman political language of popular power’
- 10.30 hrs. – Richard Bourke, Queen Mary, University of London – ‘Enlightenment perspectives on democracy, ancient and modern’
- 13.00 hrs. – Lucia Rubinelli, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge – ‘Constituent power or popular sovereignty: a contested foundation for democratic theory’
- 14.00 hrs. – Joanna Innes, University of Oxford – ‘Explaining second-wave democratisation in Europe, 1830-50’
- 15.00 hrs. – Anne Heyer, Leiden University – ‘What do elections mean for representative democracy? Making sense of elections in the party organisations of German Socialists and British Liberals, 1865-1885’
Schedule Wednesday 10 June:
- 9.30 hrs. – John Dunn, King’s College, Cambridge University – ‘Democracy and good government: geographical disparities in perspective and the quality of political judgment’
- 10.30 hrs. – Ben Crum, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – ‘Collective self-determination and the internationalization of politics’
- 11.30 hrs. – Marc de Wilde, University of Amsterdam – ‘Protecting democracy against antidemocratic parties’
Note, registration of attendance is not required.
For more information, contact Thijs Bogers: firstname.lastname@example.org