Ludger Helms

Ludger Helms

Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Innsbruck

(December 2012 – January 2013)


Innovation and Democracy

My research project is dedicated to exploring the complex relationship between innovation and democracy. It looks into the innovative potential of democratic regimes in different areas of politics and society (and beyond) as well as, in particular, into the manifold problems of innovating democracy in terms of designing, implementing, and using new or ‘unconventional’ forms of decision-making in democratic systems.