In her new book “Open Democracy”, Hélène Landemore proposes a new paradigm of democracy—one in which power is accessible to ordinary citizens rather than exclusively accessible to elites. Landemore proposes that political institutions should center around what she calls the “open mini-public” (a large, jury-like body of randomly selected citizens gathered to define laws and policies for the polity) and defends five institutional principles as the foundations of an open democracy: participatory rights, deliberation, the majoritarian principle, democratic representation, and transparency.
Join us in a live discussion of Hélène Landemore’s new book “Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century” with the author, Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina), Adrienne Stone (University of Melbourne, Australia), Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University, USA), Rachael Walsh (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), and Fred Felix Zaumseil (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany) on March 23, 2021!
The event is free and open to all but we kindly ask you to register.
We thank Sergio Verdugo, Mariana Velasco Rivera and Fred Felix Zaumseil for helping to organise this event.