The Center for the Study of Democratic citizenship presents:
Concepts of democracy in democratic and nondemocratic countries
Hosts: Dr. Anna Zagrebina (PhD, Sociology)
Where and when: Thursday, April 25, from 11:45 am to 1 pm. LEA927, Leacock Building, McGill.
About : On April 4th, the CSDC will be hosting Anna Zagrebina to discuss her 2019 International Political Science Review article Concepts of democracy in democratic and nondemocratic countries. This discussion should be of interest to a wide range of students and professors in our department, and we welcome your attendance. Feel free to circulate this email to your acquaintances. Dr. Zagrebina received her degree in Sociology from the Université de Québec à Montréal-UQAM and is affiliated with the Montreal Center for International Studies (CÉRIUM). She studies modern democracy as habitat rather than political regime, comparing different aspects of democratic and nondemocratic mentalities and public opinion: ideas of subjective well being, concepts of democracy, and attitudes towards gender equality. Her article, published this year, is attached.
About the paper “Concepts of democracy in democratic and nondemocratic countries“: In the study, Anna Zagrebina started from the idea that the democratic experience should affect citizens’ understanding of democracy. This understanding should therefore vary with the socio-political context despite the dissemination of information on democracy through the media. She tested her hypothesis using data from the World Values Survey. Her analysis revealed that democratic and nondemocratic citizens emphasize different aspects of democracy. Democratic citizens associate democracy principally with gender equality, while people in nondemocratic countries associate it more strongly with a prospering economy and social control.
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