Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Institute of Political Science, Philipps University Marburg
Professor, Institute of Political Science, Philipps University Marburg/Germany (1974 – emeritus 2007). Teaching and research fields: German and European Politics, Democracy. Director, Centre of Citizens’ Participation and Direct Democracy. Mehr Demokratie e.V., advisory council. Initiative and Referendum Institute (IRI) Europe, council. Vice-President, Philipps University Marburg, 1997-2001. Publications include: “Direct Democracy”, in: Handbuch vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, ed. H. J. Lauth (2016); “Citizens’ Initiatives in Europe”, 2012 (co-ed. with M. Setälä); “Local Direct Democracy in Europe”, 2011 (ed.); Direct Democracy. The International IDEA Handbook (co-author), Stockholm 2008; “Direct Democracy in Europe. Developments and Prospects”, 2007 (co-ed. with Pallinger/Kaufmann/Marxer); “Direkte Demokratie – eine Einführung”, 2002; Direct democracy – research and prospects (co-edited with V. Mittendorf) 2002 (in German). Frequent participant in legislative hearings in German state legislatures.
Bruno Kaufmann, Chairman, Democracy and Election Commission, City of Falun, Sweden Theo Schiller, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Institute of Political Science, Philipps University Marburg Adam Greenfield, Writer and urbanist Andreas Gross, Director, Atelier pour la Démocratie Directe, Switzerland Marília Jahnel de Oliveira, Coordinator, Right to the City, Municipal Secretariat for Human Rights and Citizenship, […]
While the idea of a more participatory democracy is gaining ground on all political levels across the world, the concrete steps towards more practical use of direct democracy tools and procedures are facing a host of challenges, hurdles and opposition. Intended to continue the debate begun at the Direct Democracy session of the International Conference, […]