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Democracy, Technocracy, and the Role of Citizens – A Critical Reflection

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Strnadová, L., Marcelo, G. Democracy, Technocracy, and the Role of Citizens – A Critical Reflection. University of Manchester, 10.09.2018 - 12.09.2018.
Druh: KONFERENCE, WORKSHOP, VÝSTAVA
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Democracy, Technocracy, and the Role of Citizens – A Critical Reflection
Rok vydání: 2018
Autoři: Mgr. Lenka Strnadová Ph.D. , Goncalo Marcelo PhD.
Abstrakt EN: The workshop is part of the conference MANCEPT - Manchester workshops in Political Theory. In the workshop we convene, we invite speakers to address real-world phenomena as wide-spread aversion to politics, alienation from politics, lack of understanding of political processes, people’s feeling of not being represented, declining political participation, and general civic apathy. We also intend to explore the role and perceived lack of political knowledge and involvement on the part of citizens in existing liberal democracies. The aim of the workshop is to further explore the debate between three broadly defined answers to the problem of the lack of participation and lack of civic competences/knowledge: i. ‘democracy without participation’ – rule of experts, technocratic or managerial solutions, or epistocracy; ii. the populist alternative of ‘participation without knowledge’; and iii. ‘democracy with participation’, i.e. the conceptions of democracy firmly rooted in civil society and its competences.
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