🦋 Democracy is an essentially contested concept

‘The only game in town’ is arbitrary and limited

Opening Pandora’s Box

Many say it is our duty as democratic scholars to defend democracy in its present form, not to question it

Three battlegrounds

Democracy is coming under pressure in its liberal, institutionalised form within political systems — not just in academic debate

Miners and discoverers

we must break down core principles behind the various conceptions of democracy until the one main core principle becomes visible

Methodological pluralism, intra- and interdisciplinarity

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