James Tully examines two widely-practiced contemporary forms of engaged citizenship. The first is deliberative democracy as theorised by Amartya Sen: discursive participation in public spheres to influence representative governments. The second, associated with Elinor Ostrom, is the direct exercise of nonviolent political and economic powers by self-organising citizens in community-based organisations and global networks to realise public goods. Tully argues that these two practices of democratic citizenship can be seen as complementary.
- Professor Airini gives the fifth talk in a special Green College lecture series on Ideas of the University in the Early 21st Century.
- February 03, 2015Don Hannah's one-woman show was performed at Green College in 2011 and received the Carol Bolt Award from the Playwrights Guild of Canada. The show begins a limited run next month in Halifax.
- January 29, 2015Applications are currently being accepted for one influential scholar, activist, artist, leader or practitioner for a 4-month residence