On the 19th and 20th of November 2020, the University of Bucharest hosts the online workshop “Voter-centred vs Politician-centred Perspectives on Democracy”. Organized by the the H2020 REDEM International University Alliance, the event is free of charge and is opened to anyone interested.
The interested persons are kindly asked to write an e-mail to Associate Professor Alexandru Volacu, the coordinator of the event, at email@example.com.
Voting is central to the fabric of representative democracies. Nevertheless, we often have divergent and even conflictual perspectives on the ethical and empirical dimensions of electoral issues. These are often traceable to the deep diversity of beliefs and preferences, which characterize plural societies, but also to our social roles in relation to democratic practices.
The REDEM workshop on “Voter-centred vs Politician-centred Perspectives on Democracy” aims to take an in-depth look at this latter idea, by combining normative and empirically-oriented approaches to voting and by drawing on scholarly and civic society electoral expertise. Among the topics to be discussed in the roundtables and academic panels of the workshop are: the role of partisanship and parties within contemporary democracies; populism and corruption as electoral issues; political parties in multilingual democracies; intra-party democracy; decision-making by voters and politicians in referendums; democratic challenges and opportunities in the CEE area for voters and politicians.
The official language of the workshop is English. For more information on the program and registration process, please click here.
The REDEM Alliance is coordinated by Sciences Po (Paris) and includes nine European universities, among which the University of Bucharest.