🦋 For a more critical study of democracy

The ‘Science of Democracy’ in an increasingly authoritarian world

On the side of the winners

democracy’s written meanings, historically, have been constructed and written by those who are considerably privileged

What’s missing

to counter authoritarianism, democratic studies needs to offer political alternatives emphasising the value of pluralism

The need to be more self-reflective

scholars of democracy must be sensitive to the questions of who can conceptualise and publish meanings of democracy, and whose voice we strengthen in doing so

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Republished essays, in chronological order, from The Loop’s short essay series on the “science of democracy”

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