A ‘battle for the future of Europe’ or referenda on national governments?

European Parliament elections: A ‘battle for the future of Europe’ or referenda on national governments? By Oliver Schmidtke , Director of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria and former European Community Studies Association (ECSA-C) president Between May 22 and May 26 EU citizens have the opportunity to cast their vote in...
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Futures of Democracy and the role of academia: Moving away from jargon and excessive theoretical baggage

Graduate students in Victoria, Canada, debate the approach to readings on “democracy from below” by Ryan Beaton, March 2, 2019 While the preparations for a gathering of a s cholarly discussion on the Futures of Democracy in Victoria BC take place, a pre-seminar organized by graduate students discusses a series of readings by Fonna Forman and...
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Announcement: Democracy & Its Futures March 21/22 2019

March 21-22, 2019, University of Victoria What are the major problems facing democracies? What are the connections between these problems? What are the democratic ways to resolve these prob lems and reconcile all affected by them? This workshop brings together scholars who have presented enlightening responses to these three questions from a wide...
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CEDoD: New project on Democracy

The UVic lead project “ Canada-Europe Dialogues on Democracy (CEDoD ): Democratic deficit and the rise of populism in Europe” has been awarded a European Union, Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project grant 2018-2020. This award facilitates the creation of a transatlantic research network focused on democracy and populism in Europe, designed to nurture...
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