Finnish Centre for Democracy Research at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University is hosting the third deliberative democracy summer school in Turku, 27–29 June 2018. The summer school is held in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. The three day summer school focuses on implementation of citizen deliberation as a democratic practice in relation to representative and direct democracy. The full program can be found here: http://findem.fi/summer-school/.
Keynote speakers include
27 June 9:30–11:00 am
David Farrell, University College Dublin
“The Irish experience of mixing representative and deliberative democracy”
28 June 9:30–11:00 am
John Gastil, Penn State University
“How to make direct democracy more deliberative”
29 June 10.00–11:30 am
John Dryzek, University of Canberra
“Directions in deliberative theory and practice”
All keynote lectures are open to the public. No registration required.
Finnish Centre for Democracy Research at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University has the pleasure to announce the third deliberative democracy summer school and invites postgraduate students and early career researchers to take part.
Please fill in the application form to apply: www.bit.ly/turkusummerschool. Deadline for applications is March 9. Applicants will be informed about the decisions regarding successful applications on March 23 at the latest.
More information can be found here.
The public defense of VTM Juha Ylisalo’s Ph.D. dissertation ‘Herders in the Budgetary Commons: The Fiscal Policy Consequences of Multiparty Government in the European Union’ is held at the University of Turku on December 16, 2017. The event is in Finnish.
Opponent: Professor Mikko Mattila (University of Helsinki)
Custos: Professor Maija Setälä (University of Turku)
Time and place:
December 16, 12.00, Publicum, lecture hall Pub 3, Assistentinkatu 7, Turku.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Henrik Serup Christensen from Åbo Akademi University to give his presentation at the General research seminar at Åbo Akademi University.
Dr. Henrik Serup Christensen will be presenting the paper “Self-reported Health and Direct Democracy – The Case of the Citizens’ Initiative in Finland”.
Time and place: December 14th, 12-13, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)
We are pleased to welcome Post Doctoral Fellow Dr. Lauri Rapeli from Åbo Akademi University to give his presentation at the General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University.
Dr. Rapeli will be presenting the Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making (PALO) consortium project which addresses the problem of ‘short-termism’ in public decision-making and governance.
Time and place: October 23rd, 3-4pm, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)