Spaces of Democracy: Civil Society Engagements, Justifications and Styles

Welcome to the Hepo workshop Spaces of Democracy on June 14-15, 2010, at the University of Helsinki, Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, room 4


June 14

9.15 Opening Words by Risto Alapuro
9.30 Session 1
• Nina Eliasoph: Drawing on inspiration, promoting civic equality, protecting the needy, and creating intimate attachments: how some participatory democracy projects try to do it all at once
• Jyri Liukko : Genetic discrimination, insurance and solidarity: an analysis of the argumentation for legitimate risk classification
• Johanna Niemi (1/2h): Avoiding politics vs. political passivity
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Session 2
• Janne Autto: Welfare state politics as symbolic struggle
• Laura Lyytikäinen (1/2h): Group style of the Russian youth movement Oborona
14.30 Coffee
14.45 Session 3
• Risto Alapuro: On constructing commonality in the plural in Russia and in Finland: two examples
• Suvi Huikuri & Tuomas Ylä-Anttila (1/2h): Public justifications in the climate debate in India and Finland
16.15 End of day 1

June 15

9.15 Session 4
• Laurent Thévenot: Bounded Justifiability. Assurance and oppression in securing life together with binding engagements
• Julien Charles: Personal impacts of participation. Inquiries on self-management, empowerment and participatory management
• Kia Vertio (1/2h): Political rhetoric and justification in Northern Ireland: Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party
11.45 Lunch
12.45 Session 5
• Boris Gladarev & Markku Lonkila: Justifying environmental activism in Finland and Russia
• Sanna Salo (1/2h): Justifications of globalization in Finnish alternative media
14.15 Coffee
14.30 Session 6

• Veikko Eranti: (1/2h) ) Justifications of nimby: ctizens in a dialogue with planning authority
• Eeva Luhtakallio & Tuomas Ylä-Anttila: Beyond claims and frames: Public Justifications Analysis of media texts
15.45 Closing words
16.00 End of day 2