On 21/11 we will have the open seminar "Global democracy, CrowdLaw, and the role of digital technologies" by José Luis Martí, Vice-rector of innovation and Associate Professor of law and political philosophy at UPF. SLIDES
Thursday 21/11 12:30 - 13:30h. Auditorium Poble Nou Campus (Roc Boronat 138). Open entry, no registration required.
"Global democracy, CrowdLaw, and the role of digital technologies". José Luis Martí, Vice-rector of innovation and Associate Professor of law and political philosophy , UPF
Abstract: Many of the most important threats our societies nowadays face (climate change, global inequalities, global health, immigration flows, nuclear security, digital security, etc.) are global or have a clear global dimension. The majority of international law and international relations scholars agree that the current global order does not respond effectively and legitimately to these new challenges. Some of them advocate for what has been called a global democracy agenda, which basically consists in several attempts to give the current global institutions -and the new ones we must probably create- more power under the condition of making them more legitimate from a democratic point of view. Given the difficulties of developing mechanisms of electoral democratic representation worldwide, all the efforts are currently put in developing new forms of non-electoral democratic legitimation. One of the most promising ideas there is the concept of Open Governance, and derived from that, the idea of CrowdLaw, both of them heavily dependent on digital technologies.
José Luis Martí is Vice-rector of innovation and Associate Professor of law and political philosophy at Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. He does research on republicanism, global governance, and democratic theory (particularly on deliberative democracy, participatory democracy, and collective intelligence). He has published dozens of articles and several books, including La República Deliberativa (Marcial Pons, 2006), Deliberative Democracy and Its Discontents, co-edited with Samantha Besson (Ashgate, 2006), Legal Republicanism, also co-edited with Samantha Besson (Oxford University Press, 2009), and A Political Philosophy in Public Life, co-authored with Philip Pettit (Princeton University Press, 2010). He has been Laurance Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the University Center for Human Values (Princeton University, 2008-2009) and Visiting Professor at University of Richmond (2014). He is now collaborating with the GovLab’s CrowdLaw project.
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