Seminar CIVICA la SNSPA: “Democratic Resilience: Some Conceptual Challenges”

Joi, 9 noiembrie 2023, Facultatea de Științe Politice (SNSPA) organizează, în cadrul grupului de lucru CIVICA Democracy in the 21st Century, seminarul “Democratic Resilience: Some Conceptual Challenges”. Seminarul va fi susținut de către conf. univ. dr. Alexandru Volacu (Universitatea din București), director al Bucharest Center for Political Theory și membru al Justice Everywhere cooperative of political theorists.

Evenimentul se va desfășura la sediul SNSPA (Bd. Expoziției 30A), parter, Sala Multifuncțională, între orele 12-14:00.

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Prezentarea seminarului: Democratic Resilience: Some Conceptual Challenges

The topic of democratic resilience has become a salient research area in democratic studies in the past couple of years, even though it is still in a relatively early stage of development. The bulk of this literature has focused on providing in-depth case studies and broader empirical analyses, with some prescriptive conclusions usually drawn on their bases. However, extensive conceptual assessments of democratic resilience have been fairly rare, with only a handful of exceptions (e.g. Boese et al.: 2021; Holloway and Manwaring: 2022; Volacu and Aligică: 2023).


The aim of this seminar is to engage with a variety of questions related to the conceptualization of democratic resilience. These will range from the different and sometimes incompatible ways in which it has been defined, to the relation between our understanding of democracy and that of democratic resilience, and to the pitfalls raised by adopting either excessively maximalist or excessively minimalist perspectives when it comes to spelling out the centrally defining elements of democratic resilience.


“This event is organised in the framework of CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences. CIVICA brings together ten leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences to build an inter-university campus that provides joint and long-lasting opportunities in teaching, research and innovative learning, while enhancing academic excellence and facilitating civic engagement in Europe and beyond. CIVICA was selected by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities in 2019 and confirmed as successful alliance in 2022 for its full roll-out under the Erasmus+ programme. Read more on”


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