International interdisciplinary conference: Democracy in development: comparative perspectives on the governance of the public good
26-28 May 2017, University of Bucharest, Romania
The general theme of the 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research – SCOPE: Science of Politics, i.e. DEMOCRACY IN DEVELOPMENT: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON THE GOVERNANCE OF THE PUBLIC GOOD, incorporates two distinct but complementary interpretations of democracy/democratization, public good, and of the relation between them.
The first one focuses on changes in the ways we define, conceptualize, and understand democracy, not only as researchers, but also as citizens.
The second interpretation focuses on the rise and falls of democracy both at supra-national and sub-national levels, transcending the traditional national sphere of politics and policy-making. [more]