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Book Launch: Democratic Situations

June 8, 2022 @ 14:00 - 15:30

TiP Associate Professor Irina Papazu and Aalborg colleague Andreas Birkbak invite you to a launch event for their new book Democratic Situations.

About the book

Democratic Situations places the making and doing of democratic politics at the centre of relational research. The book turns the well-known sites of contemporary Euro-American democracy – elections, bureaucracies, public debates and citizen participation – into fluctuating democratic situations where supposedly untouchable democratic ideals are contested and warped in practice. The empirical cases demonstrate that democracy cannot be reduced to theoretical schemes of conflict, institutions or deliberation. Instead, they offer an urgently needed renewal

of our understanding of democratic politics at a time when conventional ideas increasingly fail to capture current events such as Brexit, Trump and Covid19.

Time & Place

8 June 2022, 14:00 – 15:30
TANTLab, room 2.3.002a, Aalborg University Copenhagen, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København SV


14:00 – 14:15 Presentation by the editors
14:15 – 14:30 Intervention by invited discussant Anders Blok, Uni. of Copenhagen
14:30 – 14:45 Discussion
14:45 – 15:30 Bubbles and snacks

*The first 45 minutes can be attended via Zoom. Please contact the organizers for a link!Democratic Situations_Book launch poster 3[42]


June 8, 2022
14:00 - 15:30
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room 2.3.002a, Aalborg University Copenhagen, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København SV
room 2.3.002a, Aalborg University Copenhagen, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15
København SV, 2450
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