Book launch: The Boundaries of Democracy by Prof. Ludvig Beckman
- Date: –17:00
- Location: IRES Library, Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor
- Lecturer: Prof. Ludvig Beckman
- Organiser: Uppsala Forum
- Contact person: Michael Watson-Conneely
This book provides a general theory of democratic inclusion for the present world. It presents an original contribution to our understanding of the democratic ideal by explaining how democratic inclusion can apply to individuals in a variety of contexts: the workplace, social clubs, religious institutions, the family, and, of course, the state. The book explores the problem of democratic inclusion, what it means to be subject to de facto authority, how this conception translates into legal systems, and the relationship between territorial claims by the state, and law’s claim to legitimate authority.
Discussant for the book will be Dr.Jonas Hultin Rosenberg.
Ludvig Beckman is a professor in Political Science at Stockholm University. He participate in the research project "The Boundary Problem in Democratic Theory" that examines the principles of inclusion in the democratic demos. Who should have the right to participate in democratic decision-making? His past and current research focuses on fundamental problems in the relationship between public power and individual rights.