Inequality, Modes of Participation and Democracy

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:20 AM
Room: Booth 65
RC10 Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management (host committee)

Language: English

Inequality is a basic condition in as far as all human societies reproduced on individual to planetary levels. The session focuses on analysis of conditions and systems of inequality and how different groups are participating in these systems. A crucial issue is how different modes of participation reproduce inequality or can support more equal social relations. In line with the research interests of RC10, the session particularly aims to identify liberating and democratizing modes of participation, e.g. in the form of broad social movements, self-management practices, democratic governance structures dialogic relations or drama, which are able to reduce unequal power and resource relations and provide a basis of more equal, just and sustainable societies.
Session Organizers:
Azril BACAL, Uppsala University, Sweden and Erik LINDHULT, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Azril BACAL, Uppsala University, Sweden
Beyond Rational Dialogue : Alternative Modes of Participation (Oral Presentation)
Martine LEGRIS REVEL, University Lille 2, France

"Equality and Challenge: The Case of ‘Lysistrata' in Ancient Greek Drama" (Oral Presentation)
Magdalini ROUSSI, University of Piraeus, Greece