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Peter Levine

participation and civic engagement, you should advocate for your stance. You should not conflate it with a prediction about what is going to happen next, unless you have reliable grounds for that prediction. (Will Italy really impose a permanent ban on

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The Deliberative Potential of Facultative Referendums

Procedure and Substance in Direct Democracy

Alice el-Wakil

, promotion of the common good, and participation—by shifting the focus to the actual acceptance of reasons by the citizens and by introducing uncertainty thanks to its bottom-up aspect. I finally emphasize the value of the shift from hypothetical to actual

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Experiences of Time in the Ibero-American World, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Javier Fernández-Sebastián and Fabio Wasserman

and two international conferences held in Bilbao and in São Paulo in November 2013 and April 2014, respectively. The first, in collaboration with a group led from Valencia University by Faustino Oncina, involved the participation of Ernst Müller

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The Will of the People?

Carl Schmitt and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on a Key Question in Democratic Theory

Samuel Salzborn

course, Rousseau was not able to anticipate this; nonetheless, he understood that this area must represent a perpetual source of conflict for society, and tried to resolve the question of participation and representation as a political one, although it is

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From “De Facto King” to Peasants’ Communes

A Struggle for Representation in the Discourse of the Polish Great Emigration, 1832–1846/48

Piotr Kuligowski

artificial science or foreign philosophy but on pondering over the Bible—were common among the Polish peasants. Thus, the Polish radicals believed that the people's will in politics should be pursued directly. It was not to be a controlled participation with

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Simon Tormey and Jean-Paul Gagnon

very useful starting point for thinking about democracy. There isn’t democracy solely as participation, or solely as representation, or solely as direct rule. It’s all three simultaneously, and people tend to emphasize one point of the triangle over

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Amit Ron

same problem can be discussed as an economic problem or as a national security problem; see Dryzek 2001 ). The second location for participation of affected interests is when and where different options are weighed and evaluating reasons for and

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Leif Lewin

Annan regarded NGOs as “indispensable partners” contributing to “better and more legitimate decisions” ( Paul 1999 ). Ban Ki-moon has underlined that “without the participation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups, no

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The Conceptual and Anthropological History of Bat Mitzvah

Two Lexical Paths and Two Jewish Identities

Hizky Shoham

consumer culture, understood as a source of meaning for people’s lives and created with active consumer participation rather than mere commercial manipulation. 10 In modern industrial society, the numerical count of a person’s years and the transition

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Mapping the Rise of a New Concept

Ruth Hemstad

consolidate Sweden after the loss of Finland in 1809. Norway was presented as compensation as well as a reward for Swedish participation in the concluding wars against Napoleon. As part of his strategy, Bernadotte consciously tried to change the concepts of