In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Centre for the Study of Democracy is organizing a conference to analyse contemporary challenges to the way we do and think democracy.
One of the panels will explore the implications of new, polycentric forms of networked governance for sustainable development (with contributions from our colleagues Simon Joss, Dan Greenwood and Tassilo Herschell). We are delighted to announce that this panel will include a keynote speech from Jan-Peter Voss (Technical University, Berlin).
A further panel of particular relevance to the topic of the eco-city will focus on resilience and the future of democracy in the 'smart city', with contributions from Peter Rogers (Macquarie University, Australia) and Dan McQuillan (Goldsmiths, University of London).
Other panels at the event reflect the diversity of work undertaken in CSD, including new protest movements in Europe, the undoing of the Arab Spring, exclusion in post-colonial democracies, populism in Africa, the ideal of transparency and the role of anti-democratic thinking in radical democracy, with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University) delivering the keynote presentation for the day.