DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY SUMMER SCHOOL GOES FINLAND
Implementing Citizen Deliberation as a Democratic Practice
Turku Åbo, Finland 27 – 29 June 2018
Call for papers (PDF)
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. 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 summer school program consists of three keynote lectures, methods sessions and paper workshops, where participants will have the opportunity to present their research and receive valuable feedback from the speakers and other participants.
There is no registration fee but the participants have to pay their own travel and accommodation. However, both international and domestic applicants have the opportunity to apply for travel grants. The summer school covers all meals listed in the program. Accepted participants will have the possibility to book a hotel room via a group reservation that has been made by the summer school. Prices vary between 49€ and 167€
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.
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Wednesday 27 June
Theme of the day: Citizen Deliberation and Representative Democracy
09:00 – 09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30 – 11:00 Lecture by David Farrell (University College Dublin): The Irish experience of mixing representative and deliberative democracy
11:15 – 12:45 Paper session I
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Paper session II
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee
16:00 – 17:00 Methods session: Experiments, Kaisa Herne (University of Tampere)
Thursday 28 June
Theme of the day: Citizen Deliberation and Direct Democracy
09:30 – 11:00 Lecture by John Gastil (Penn State University): How to make direct democracy more deliberative
11:00 – 11:20 Coffee
11:20 – 12:50 Paper session III
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Paper session IV
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee
16:00 – 17:00 Methods session: Case studies, Peter Söderlund (Åbo Akademi University)
19:30 Summer School dinner
Friday 29 June
Theme of the day: Models for the Future
10:00 – 11:30 Lecture by John Dryzek (University of Canberra): Directions in deliberative theory and practice
11:30 – 11:50 Coffee
11:50 – 13:20 Paper session V
13:20 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Roundtable: Reflections on the lessons of the summer school
The venue for the summer school will be Axelia II -building at Åbo Akademi University. Address: Piispankatu 8. Turku Finland.
Summer school dinner
The summer school dinner is held at restaurant Hus Lindman. The summer school covers the expenses for all participants.
The summer school offer several accommodation possibilities for the participants, which are all available between June 26 and June 30. However, the number of rooms in each option is limited.
Single room (€49 per night), Double room for one person (€55 per night), Double room for two persons (65 € per night total)
An affordable hostel located in the Turku city centre, about 15 minutes by foot from the universities. Shared showers/toilets; wifi, air conditioning and breakfast included.
Single room (€79 per night)
Located at the Turku city centre, about 15 minutes by foot from the universities. All rooms are equipped with toilet, shower, TV, hairdryer, mini-fridge and an Internet connection. Breakfast included.
One-person room (€147 per night)
Located at the Turku city centre, about 15 minutes by foot from the universities. Breakfast included.