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.
- One of Canada's leading jurists will break bread with resident members and speak on the Canadian court system during her stay at Green College this February.
- In the second talk in the new Green College cross-sectoral consultation on “The Next Urban Planet: Rethinking the City in Time," UBC geographer Jamie Peck checks the vital signs of urban theory and concludes that reports of its death are premature.
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- January 29, 2015