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Democracy in practice - an essay

An essay by Anouk de Koning

In this essay, Anouk de Koning (Urban Citizen Fellow at NIAS) argues that questions in the field of democracy particularly play a role in everyday contacts between youth professionals and parents and children, or area brokers and residents. In such everyday encounters, the relationship between government and citizen takes concrete shape. De Koning shows that, in the context of the pursuit of a more close, accessible and humane government, for all residents, we must continue to ask questions about the position of power and positioning of the government.

The Urban Citizen Fellowship was created in a collaboration between the City of Amsterdam and NIAS. Find more information about the Urban Citizen Fellowship via the link below the document.

Contact:
a.de.koning@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

About the Urban Citizen Fellowship:
nias.knaw.nl  

On April 1st Anouk de Koning will talk about her essay in an online event:
In this NIAS Talk 'Here me out!' three fellows discuss contemporary urban citizenship in Amsterdam as there is increasing emphasis on democratization and representation in citizen-state relations. With Urban Citizen Fellows Anouk de Koning, Nanke Verloo and Markha Valenta.

Click here for more info about the event and registration 
1st of April 2021 - 20:00 - 21:15
Zoom, SPUI25

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Meer lezen over de relatie tussen burgers en gemeenten en het effect van de decentralisering van de verzorgingsstaat? Onderzoekers van de Universiteit van Amsterdam en de Universiteit voor Humanistiek deden daar de afgelopen vier jaar uitvoerig onderzoek naar. Ze doen er in het boek 'De Verhuizing van de Verzorgingsstaat' onver­bloemd verslag van. Ze analyseerden beleid, observeerden 127 ‘keukentafelgesprekken’ en interviewden tientallen professionals en cliënten in zes gemeenten.

Auteurs: Femianne Bredewold, Jan Willem Duyvendak, Thomas Kampen, Evelien Tonkens, Loes Verplanke

Meer info:socialevraagstukken.nl

 

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