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ACTWBJM 2022 : Revitalizing democracy through participatory democratic innovations


When May 16, 2022 - May 18, 2022
Where Belgrade
Abstract Registration Due Mar 15, 2022
Submission Deadline Mar 4, 2022
Categories    philosophy   social sciences   political sciences   humanities

Call For Papers

Call for papers
Revitalizing democracy through participatory democratic innovations
ACT.WB Jean Monnet Network Final Conference
Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade
16-18 May 2022

Giovanni Allegreti, Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra University
Thamy Pogrebinschi, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Roger Berkowitz, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, Bard College
Florian Bieber, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
Stefania Ravazzi, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin
Irena Fiket, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

This Conference aims to strengthen a dialogue between conceptual perspectives, approaches and fields around deliberative and participatory forms of democratic innovations. Theoretical proposals based on empirical cases and/or reflections, as well case studies are welcome, especially focusing on:
• deliberative and participatory innovations promoted by political institutions, organized civil society, social movements and academia (real-world and social science experiments).
• conditions that influence if deliberative and participatory innovations are adopted, the forms they take, the quality of the process, the eventual impact on political decisions and broader political system/culture.
• understanding if and how participatory and deliberative experiments can help revitalize democracy in times of crises

The Conference will be organised in-person with papers selected by the Conference Program Board. Depending on the epidemiologic circumstances, the conference may switch to hybrid format.

The official language of the conference is English.

There will be no registration fees. Conference organisers will provide lunch and refreshments during the conference program. Participants are kindly requested to make their own accommodation and travel arrangements. Exceptionally, participants from disadvantaged backgrounds can apply for subsidies by sending their letter of justification together with the abstract.

Application should be submitted until 4 March 2022 to email Early applications are strongly encouraged, while submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

The Program Committee of the conference will select the presenters based on the submitted abstracts by 15 March 2022. The book of abstracts will be published. and you will be notified of the board decision.

The conference is organized by the Laboratory for Active Citizenship of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in Belgrade. The conference is organized in the framework of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Network project „Active Citizenship in the Western Balkans Promoting and Advancing Innovative Democratic Practices in the Western Balkans“.

For more information, please visit the website of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory:

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