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Understanding Electoral Reform & Democratic Theory: Course with UBC Professor Max Cameron

  • Salt Spring Island Public Library 129 McPhillips Avenue BC, V8K 2T6 Canada (map)

What voting systems do different countries use, and which are the most democratic? Why does it seem that so many of our political institutions are failing, and how can more effective ones be designed? What actually is democracy, and why does it matter?

With a province-wide referendum on proportional representation expected this fall, the Salt Spring Forum is offering a new adult education course: A day-long seminar on electoral reform and democratic theory taught by Professor Max Cameron, one of the world’s leading experts on this topic.

The course will follow-on directly from a regular Forum event with Professor Cameron the previous evening.

Professor Cameron teaches comparative politics, constitutionalism, and democratization at UBC, where he also directs the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions. His research focuses on comparative democratization, constitutions, and the role of wisdom and judgment in politics. 

Professor Cameron appears frequently in the media on issues such as electoral reform, campaign financing and political ethics. His advice on democratic institutions and electoral reform is frequently sought out by governments, including with regards to the questions in the referendum this fall.

This is a unique and timely chance to gain a deep understanding of democratic theory and electoral reform. Register today!

Only 20 places are available.

Course date and time:
Saturday, September 22, 10-4 PM (with a one hour lunch break).

Included in the $135 registration fee: A copy of Professor Cameron’s new book Political Institutions and Practical Wisdom (Oxford University Press, 2018); a ticket for the Salt Spring Forum public event the previous evening; and coffee, tea and snacks.

To register for the workshop, please visit our listing on Eventbrite.

Upon registration, please contact us at 250-931-2227 or to arrange to pick up your book and event ticket. Participants are encouraged to read the book before the course begins.

Interview with Max Cameron

 This course is proudly  sponsored by Country Grocer

This course is proudly  sponsored by Country Grocer