Alternatives to Parliamentary Democracy – University of Copenhagen

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Alternatives to Parliamentary Democracy

EURECO and CEMES PhD Seminar

The purpose of this interdisciplinary seminar is to explore the historical developments of the political language of democracy and its impact on the current significance of democracy in Europe. (Read more about the seminar here)

Program (preliminary) 

Benjamin Ask Popp Madsen (PhD-student, University of Copenhagen)

Gaard Keets (PhD-student, Radboud University)
'Changing Conceptualizations of Councils. The workers’ council as a concept in political theory from Paris commune to postwar period'

12:05 Lunch Break

Ditte Maria Brasso Sørensen (PhD-student, University of Copenhagen)
'Contesting European Ideologies of Democracy' 

Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard (PhD-student, University of Southern Denmark)TBA

 15:10 Break

Ilkka Kärrylä (PhD-student, University of Helsinki)
'Contesting an inescapable concept:Economic democracy in Finnish political rhetoric in the 1960s and the 1970s' 

Jesper Vestermark Køber (PhD-student, University of Copenhagen)
‘The crisis of Democracy and the conceptual reinventions’ 

17:30: Concluding remarks 

The seminar is organized jointly by the EURECO and CEMES research network represented by Jesper Vestermark Køber (PhD student, Saxo, University of Copenhagen), and Ilkka Käryllä, (PhD student, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki); Gaard Kets (PhD student, Political Science, Radboud University); Ditte Maria Brasso Sørensen (PhD student, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen).