Comprehensive Deliberation

Comprehensive Deliberation

Benjamin Hertzberg (Harvard) has posted Comprehensive Deliberation: Democratic Reasoning Across Religious Difference in SSRN. The paper will be presented at APSA 2013 Annual Meeting. Here is the abstract: Many now believe that democracy grants citizens the moral permission to contribute religious arguments to democratic discussions. This permission poses a puzzle: because religious arguments are not broadly persuasive, the citizen who makes ...

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New Edited Volume: ‘Menschenrechte und Demokratie’

New Edited Volume: ‘Menschenrechte und Demokratie’

Menschenrechte und Demokratie Georg Lohmann zum 65. Geburtstag Falk Bornmüller / Thomas Hoffmann / Arnd Pollmann (Hrsg.) Verlag Karl Alber, 2013 Description: Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge gehen dem zugleich engen wie spannungsreichen Verhältnis von Menschenrechten und Demokratie nach. Neben ideengeschichtlichen, rechtshistorischen und systematischen Überlegungen in Bezug auf die ursprünglich revolutionäre Verschränkung beider Ideen werden philosophische, politikwissenschaftliche und völkerrechtliche ...

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Chantal Mouffe and Rainer Forst on Inclusive Democracy

Chantal Mouffe and Rainer Forst on Inclusive Democracy

As part of the conference “Baustelle Demokratie“, hosted by Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin, Chantal Mouffe and Rainer Forst discussed on ‘Inclusive Democracy: on the Relationship Between Democracy and Justice’, on June 15, 2013. Thomas Biebricher moderated the debate.

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Panel Discussion: Analyzing the Iranian Presidential Election

Panel Discussion: Analyzing the Iranian Presidential Election

The Stimson Center and the Heinrich Böll Foundation co-hosted a panel discussion on June 17, 2013 in Washington DC. which focused on the results of the 2013 presidential election in Iran. “While none of the panelists predicted Hassan Rouhani’s election would result in a “new democratic Iran,” all believed the new president would be able to implement some degree of ...

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Jeremy Waldron on the Political Approach to Human Rights

Jeremy Waldron on the Political Approach to Human Rights

Jeremy Waldron has posted Human Rights: A Critique of the Raz/Rawls Approach in SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper examines and criticizes the suggestion that we should interpret the “human” in “human rights” as (i) referring to the appropriate sort of action when certain rights are violated rather than (ii) the (human) universality of certain rights. It considers first ...

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Coups and Democracy

Coups and Democracy

Nikolay Marinov (Yale University) and Hein E. Goemans (University of Rochester) have posted Coups and Democracy in SSRN, forthcoming in British Journal of Political Science. Here is the abstract: We use new data on coup d’états and elections to document a striking development: whereas the vast majority of successful coups before 1991 installed durable rules, the majority of coups after ...

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Entry on Public Reason at SEP

Entry on Public Reason at SEP

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has published a new entry on Public Reason, written by Jonathan Quong. The entry is “structured around questions about the nature of public reason that continue to be the subject of sustained debate in the literature. Section 1 considers competing positions regarding the underlying rationale for public reason. Section 2 identifies different views about the ...

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Democratization Theory and the “Arab Spring”

Democratization Theory and the “Arab Spring”

The current issue of Journal of Democracy (April 2013) has published Democratization Theory and the “Arab Spring” [PDF], by Alfred Stepan and Juan J. Linz. This is the text of  the Ninth Annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World that Stepan delivered on November 13, 2012 at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C ( I posted the ...

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Workshop with Seyla Benhabib on ‘Dignity in Adversity’

Workshop with Seyla Benhabib on ‘Dignity in Adversity’

This is Seyla Benhabib’s opening speech to a one-day workshop in London on March 22, 2013, organized under the Yale-UCL partnership programme. The workshop discussed Benhabib’s latest collection of essays, Dignity in Diversity- Human Rights in Troubled Times (Polity Press, 2011). The videos of the other speeches: Laura Valentini: Another Universalism: On The Unity and Diversity of Human Rights Saladin ...

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