Knowledge Exchange: Discussing Democracy

March/April 2019

CTN Co-Convenor Tom Daly embarked on a US tour in late March-early April, to discuss his work on democratic decay and renewal. He visited a number of different universities to present papers on a range of topics, including:

  • At Princeton University, he spoke on 'Institutionalising the People as a Democratic Defence' at the conference 'The Other ‘Transitology’: Pathways into and out of Authoritarianism in the Twenty-First Century – Empirical and Normative Perspectives’, organised by the Constitutionalism Under Stress (CONSTRESS) project. He also attended a one-day brainstorming session on rule-of law challenges within the EU organised by the RECONNECT (Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law) project.
  • At Harvard, Tom gave a talk on 4 April about the design of, and challenges in developing, the Democratic Decay & Renewal (DEM-DEC) global online resource, chaired by Professor Mark Tushnet.
  • At University of Chicago, Tom gave a talk on 8 April on 'Writing Resistance against Tyranny into the Constitution: Lessons from Germany and Venezuela' , hosted by Professor Tom Ginsburg.
  • At Cardozo Law School, Tom attended the IACL Roundtable 'A Passion for Civil Liberties: Building on the Legacy of Norman Dorsen’ in his capacity as Co-Editor of the IACL-AIDC Blog.