VILLA VIGONI

The state and future of representative democracy—a comparative perspective

February 17 – 20, 2020 | Villa Vigoni (near Milan), Italy

The state and future of representative democracy—a comparative perspective

Villa Vigoni | February 17–20, 2020

 

 

Monday, February 17

 

Arrival at the Villa Vigoni

 

19:30   Welcome Drink

20:00   Dinner

 

Tuesday, February 18

 

09:00   Welcome and Introduction

 

Part I: The contested idea of political representation

 

9:15–10:15

Guri Rosén

Evolving dilemmas: representative democracy in the European Union

 

10:15–10:45   Coffee break

 

10:45–11:45

Daniel Gillion

Protest and the Will of the People in a Representative Democracy

 

11:45–12:45

Claudia Landwehr

Technocracy, Populism and the Crisis of Representative Party Democracy 

 

13:00–14:30  Lunch

 

 

Part 2: Representation and responsiveness in unequal societies

 

14:30–15:30

Melody Crowder-Meyer

Progress and Failure in Achieving Equal Representation: Understanding Women’s Officeholding by Party in the US

 

15:30–16:00  Coffee Break

 

16:00–17:00

Michael Zürn

Is Populism a Threat or a Chance for Democracy?

 

17:00–18:00

Armin Schäfer

Unequal Representation and the Right-Wing Populist Vote in Europe

 

19:30   Dinner

 


 

Wednesday, February 19

 

9:15–10:15

Jane Gingrich                                                                        

Policy and Politics in Disjuncture

 

10:15–11:15

Marius Busemeyer

All about the middle class!? (Un)equal responsiveness in education policy

 

11:15–11:45   Coffee Break

 

11:45–12:45

Peter K. Enns

Rethinking Representation: Why it’s time to reconsider almost everything you’ve heard about who gets represented

 

13:00–14:30   Lunch

 

 

Part 3: Polarization, new cleavages and shifts in democratic government

 

14:30–15:30

Nolan McCarty

Donald Trump in Polarized America

 

15:30–16:00   Coffee Break

 

16:00–17:00

Thomas Saalfeld

The Effect of Polarization on Cabinet Formation and Termination in European Democracies, 1945-2019

 

 

 

Part 4: Constitutional crisis and institutional reform

 

17:00–18:00

Vanessa Schwaiger

Deliberative Innovations and the (Re-)Inclusion of Disadvantaged Citizens

 

19:30   Dinner

 

Thursday, February 20: Departure

 

 

 

 

 

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