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Everyday Democracy: A World for and by the People

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  • UserAlastair Parvin; Richard Barbrook, Dr Anastasia Piliavsky, Dr Nick Mahony, Danny Whitehouse.
  • ClockWednesday 27 February 2019, 18:00-20:20
  • HouseAudit room.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Ms Clare Francis.

Democracy and democratic ideals – political equality, inalienable rights, representative government – lie at the very heart of the liberal Western order. But what does democracy mean outside of traditional government? How do democratic principles emerge in non-conventional political spaces, away from politicians and parliaments? In this two-panel event, we ask whether the idea of ‘everyday democracy’ offers solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time – from governmental accountability to housing crises in post-disaster zones, the stagnation of our school curriculums and political disenfranchisement. We explore new (and sometimes radical) ideas of what democracy means and, most importantly, what it could come to mean in a world that is created for, and by, the people.

Panel One: Designing a Better Future: Technology and Digital Democracy. 6:00-7:00pm.

Break: Attendees are welcome to purchase refreshments from King’s College bar before the second panel begins.

Panel Two: Broadening our Horizons: Educational and Cultural Democracy. 7:20-8:20pm.

Come along for one or both panels – we look forward to seeing you there! For speaker biographies, please see our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306921733302655/

This talk is part of the Trinity Politics Society series.

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