Small is Beautiful, Increasing Democracy in Europe at the Local Level

Brussels, Belgium

17 June 2015

The Centre and UACES are pleased to invite you to a panel debate on democracy at the local level.

12:00 Registration & sandwich lunch

12:30 - 14:00 Seminar

At this event we will discuss the extent to which European citizens consider democracy at the local level. How relevant is this subject to people, the man and woman in the street. 

Dr Duke, lecturer at Keele University, focuses on contemporary situations. His will present his research on the topic, mainly discussing the extent to which European citizens see democracy in action at the local level. He hopes to discuss the importance of this subject in relation to ordinary people. Four different types of democratisation process will be discussed, along with critical theoretical analysis, to explore what the perceptions of democracy are of the European people's.

Questions to be addressed:

  • To what extent does local democracy feature in people's lives?
  • How can the relevance and effectiveness of local democracy be measured?
  • Whose values decide a rating of success or failure?

Dr Ben Duke will present his research on the topic, followed by a panel discussion.

This event is part of the UACES Arena series - an innovative series of lunchtime seminars in Brussels that gives academics a forum in which to present their ideas and to make an impact with the people that matter.

Please register to reserve a place.





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