Programme

Draft Programme

Moderation: Klaus Hofmann (Direct Democracy Navigator Project), André Schmale (Institute for Democracy and Participation Research at the University of Wuppertal)

Day 1

10:00 – 10:20 Welcome address

10:20 – 11:00 Guest lecture: 25 Years: The Plebiscite in Ireland.

11:00 – 11:20 Discussion

11:45 – 12:30 Do direct-democratic institutions have a pacifying potential? Boundary conditions for the use of legitimacy-generating votes. Speaker: Daniela Bozhinova.

12:30 – 12:50 Discussion

13:00 – 13:45 Direct democratic institutions: The result of a historical pacification process or an accompanying developmental step? Speaker: Bruno Kaufmann.

13:45 – 14:05 Discussion

Lunch Break

15:00 – 15:45 Practical experience: In which phase of a peace process is the use of plebiscites useful or possible? Speaker: Joana Amaral.

15:45 – 16:05 Discussion

16:15 – 17:00 On site experiences: The peace negotiations in Colombia and the Plebiscite. Peace in the long run? Speaker: Josua Schneider.

17:00 – 17:05 Discussion

17:15 – 18:00 Power – plebiscite – representation: Conditions for successful referendums in the peace process. Speaker: Volker Mittendorf.

18:00 – 18:20 Discussion

End of day 1

 

Day 2

08:30 – 09: 00 Welcome

09:00 – 09:40 Plebiscites, Populism and Democratic Peace: A Historical Institutional Analysis of the Australian Referendums 1916 and 1917- Speaker: Matt Qvortrup-

09:40 – 10:00 Discussion

10:15 Р11:00  Referendums and international law: Legitimacy through transnational organisations? Conditions for successful peace plebiscites. Speaker: Clara Egger.

11:00 – 11:15 Discussion

12:10 – 13:10 Closing plenary session: Possible categories for the assessment of the success of peace plebiscites-