Authors meet a (friendly) critic: Democracy and the Future


27.9.2023 klo 18.00 - 19.00
This webinar will deal with the recently published edited volume “Democracy and the Future: Future-Regarding Governance in Democratic Systems” (Edinburgh University Press, 2023), edited by Michael MacKenzie, Maija Setälä, and Simo Kyllönen.

The book brings together political philosophers, democratic theorists, empirical political scientists, and policy experts to examine how democratic systems might be designed so that the long-term consequences of our decisions are better considered in policymaking. It examines these topics from many different perspectives – it is interdisciplinary and globally oriented – but it also explores Finland as an example of how future-regarding governance might be done. The book explores the challenges and possibilities of long-term governance in democratic systems in an era of multiple crises.

The event includes a brief introduction to the book by Prof. Michael K. MacKenzie (Vancouver Island University), followed by comments by Prof. Simon Caney (University of Warwick), and a discussion.

This event is open to all.

The book is based on the research project “Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making, PALO", funded by the Strategic Research Council (2017-2022).

Kindly note that the time zone is Eastern European Summer Time EEST (Finland).

Project Coordinator Mari Taskinen,