CEDoD Policy Memos on COVID responses - by students

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Students at the University of Victoria were invited to brainstorm on policy recommendations in the light of the COVID crisis. The policy memos were written in consultation with Dr. Pablo Ouziel, Dr. Keith Cherry and Dr. Oliver Schmidtke, Department of Political Science and Centre for Global Studies. Solidarity in the era of Coronavirus: Civil...
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Policy Memo on Solidarity in the era of Coronavirus

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NEW POLICY MEMO : Solidarity in the era of Coronavirus: Civil society and legitimacy by Javier Dichupa Covida Collective | University of Victoria Executive Summary The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of a heavily globalized world. Supply chains are straining, economies are receding, and most of the world is now living...
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Video with Josh Nichols: Populism and the Crisis of Legitimacy

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Joshua Nichols (Faculty of Law, University of Alberta) participated in the video series on The Futures of Democracies during the international conference "Democracy and Its Futures ", March 21-22, 2019. He accepted the invitation to respond to a bold question "What are the greatest challenges to democracy?" Addressing the issue of the challenges...
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Video with James Tully: The roots of modern democracy and the need for participatory democracy from below

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James Tully (Political Science, University of Victoria) participated in the video series on Populism and Democracy during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. He accepted the invitation to respond to a bold question "What are the greatest challenges to democracy?" " The roots of modern...
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Policy Memo: Rebuilding The Economy After Covid-19

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NEW POLICY MEMO Summary The novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, originating in Wuhan, China, has had an unprecedented effect on both the global economy and environment. Pollution levels over China and Europe are being reported at record lows. “Not even during the Great Depression and World War II did the bulk of economic activity literally shut down,...
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Video with Jeremy Webber: Populism as a fundamental challenge to democracy

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Jeremy Webber (Faculty of Law, University of Victoria) participated in the video series on Populism and Democracy during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. Jeremy Webber drafted a discussion paper on " Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism " that was circulated prior and after the...
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Video with Daniel Weinstock: Institutional reform critical for addressing populism

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Daniel Weinstock (Faculty of Law, McGill University) participated in the video series on Populism and Democracy during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. He gave a paper on "Global Responses to Populism and its Causes" and accepted the invitation to respond to a bold question "What are the...
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Video with Zoltan Pozsár-Szentmiklósy: Populism’s empty promise of political participation – a plea for democratic deliberation

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Zoltan Pozsár-Szentmiklósy (Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) participated in the video series on Populism and Democracy during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. He gave a paper on Informal, Democratic Structures and the Control of the Central Political Power and accepted...
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Video with Rebeccah Nelems: Populism as a western, anthropocentric, binary and colonial way of thinking

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Rebeccah Nelems (Cedar Trees Institute at the Central for Global Studies, University of Victoria) participated during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. For the video series on Populism and Democracy she accepted the invitation to respond to a bold question "What are the greatest challenges...
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Video with Pablo Ouziel: Democracy as practice – challenging traditional representative democracy

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Pablo Ouziel (Cedar Trees Institute and Fellow at the Central for Global Studies, University of Victoria) presented a paper on Revisiting Spain’s Populist Moment: Left/right Populism and Beyond during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. He also participated in the video series on Populism and...
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