Dialogue on Democracy (CEDoD) project activities 2018-2020

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CEDoD stands for Canada - Europe Dialogue on Democracy: Democratic deficit and the rise of populism in Europe. CEDoD (2018-2020) brought together a core group of multidisciplinary researchers at UVic to create a transatlantic scholarly network designed to facilitate a multilogue between civic society actors, academics and policymakers regarding...
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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 light of the COVID crisis as part of the Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy (CEDoD) project at the University of Victoria. The policy memos were written in consultation with Dr. Pablo Ouziel, Dr. Keith Cherry (professors of the EUS 300's course at )...
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Policy Memo on Solidarity in the era of Coronavirus

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NEW POLICY MEMO for the Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy Project (CEDoD) : 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,...
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Video with Colin MacLeod: Legitimate grievances and illegitimate contempt for the democratic process

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In this video , Colin MacLeod, Professor in Law and Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Victoria, discusses how there is one kind of populism that reveals the insensitivity of democratic institutions to reasonable grievances and complaints that people have. But there is also another form of populism which is...
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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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Conference Report: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism

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The international conference was held at the University of Victoria in March 2020 just before the COVID-19 lockdown. It was organized jointly by the EUCAnet Initiative, the Cedar Trees Institute at the Centre for Global Studies, and the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria. While the grant of the European Union awarded to Oliver...
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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 (Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Law at the 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...
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Policy Memo: Rebuilding The Economy After Covid-19

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NEW POLICY MEMO for the Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy Project (CEDoD) : Rebuilding The Economy After Covid-19 by Alina Sobolik, BA in Political Science with a minor in European Studies, University of Victoria. Summary The novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, originating in Wuhan, China, has had an unprecedented effect on both the global economy...
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Policy Memo: Rebuilding The Economy After Covid-19

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NEW POLICY MEMO for the Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy Project (CEDoD) Rebuilding The Economy After Covid-19: An Opportunity for Suitainability by Alina Sobolik Covida Collective | University of Victoria Summary The novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, originating in Wuhan, China, has had an unprecedented effect on both the global economy and...
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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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