& its Futures

March 22, 2019


Ceremonial Hall,

First People's House

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 problems and reconcile all affected by them?
The workshop brings together scholars who have presented enlightening responses to these three questions from a wide variety of perspectives. They will engage in a comparative and critical dialogue oriented to reciprocal elucidation, mutual understanding and democratic ways forward.

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This event was part of EUCAnet’s  “Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy (CEDoD) ” project. 


Panel I
Introductions by Rebeccah Nelems
Fonna Forman, Center on Global Justice, UC San Diego

Jeanne Morefield, University of Birmingham

Antje Wiener, Universität Hamburg

Chantal Mouffe, University of Westminster

Panel II
Introductions by Ryan Beaton
Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, University of Victoria

John Borrows, University of Victoria

Val Napolean, University of Victoria

Joshua Nichols, University of Alberta

Johnny Mack, University of British Columbia

Questions and Answers

Facilitators: Rebeccah Nelems, Rebeca Macias Gimenez, Keith Cherry and Ryan Beaton

Panel III
Introductions by Keith Cherry
Robin Celikates, Universiteit van Amsterdam

David Owen, University of Southampton

Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria

Lasse Thomassen, Queen Mary University of London

Questions and Answers

Facilitators: Rebeccah Nelems, Rebeca Macias Gimenez, Keith Cherry and Ryan Beaton



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