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Debate Series 2017
16 May | Doing Democracy Differently: Opportunities for Youth Activism

16 May | Doing Democracy Differently: Opportunities for Youth Activism

Young people are at the heart of lots of civic activism worldwide today. Given the enormous challenges of closing civic spaces, are youth offering new ways of political engagement? Are they addressing new themes and priorities? And do they do so in different ways?  Maybe making more links to music and cultural events? And are...
18 April | Doing Democracy Differently: Participatory Budgeting

18 April | Doing Democracy Differently: Participatory Budgeting

At the second debate session on ‘Doing Democracy Differently’ we will highlight alternative democratic practices such as participatory budgeting. At local levels we see new initiatives popping up everywhere which aim to change politics by organizing communities differently. Typical examples are participatory budgeting initiatives from Latin American cities: how have these experiences spread over the...
21 March | Doing Democracy without Political Parties?

21 March | Doing Democracy without Political Parties?

SID-NL, NIMD and ISS are organizing a debate on Tuesday 21 March from 16hrs till 17:30 at ISS on the question: can we have democracy without political parties? This debate is part of a series on doing democracy differently. This debate initiative is partly responding to the emergence of populism everywhere which seems to downplay...