Vortrag am 9.12.2019 von R. van Crombrugge: Referendums and deliberative democracy: Moving away from the ideal of “directness”

9. Dezember 2019 / Sowi II

Im Rahmen des Forschungskolloquiums "Ausgewählte Probleme der vergleichenden Demokratieforschung" von Prof. Dr. André Bächtiger

Montag, 9. Dezember 2019, 17:30 Uhr,
Breitscheidstraße 2, Raum M 2.41
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The talk will present the general argument that in order to make the institution of the referendum more deliberative and democratic, we should move away from ideals of direct democracy. Instead, it highlights how both representation and mediation are crucial for a well-functioning referendum. Looking at referendums from this perspective changes what we think the democratic role of a referendum should be, what deliberation can still mean in the context of a referendum campaign, and how those campaigns should be regulated.

Ronald Van Crombrugge is a doctoral researcher affiliated with the Centre for Public Law and the Institute for Philosophy at KU Leuven. He is currently a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.

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