Henry Farrell (GWU) and Cosma Rohilla Shalizi (CMU): Cognitive Democracy. From Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, Lisa Carlton (Iowa): Interplay of Mythic Conceptions of Democracy in Congressional Deliberations over the USA PATRIOT Act. Mark Blythe (Alberta): The Misrecognised as the Least the Advantaged Citizens in Plural Democracies. Marta Orviska (Matej Bel), Anetta Caplanova (UEB), and John Hudson (Bath): The Impact of Democracy on Well-being. Johannes Binswanger and Jens Prufer (Tilburg): Democracy, Populism, and (Un)bounded Rationality. Jean-Paul Gagnon (HKIEd): Democratic Theory and Theoretical Physics. Kurt Gerry (NYU): "We the People" and the Right to Rule: Democratic Authority and the Obligation to Obey the Law; and "We the People" and the Right to Rule, Part Two: Political Equality and the Obligation to Obey the Law. A new theory of democracy: A review of The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer. Jeremy Jennings on paths to democracy, Catholic and secular. Notre Dame sets up a virtual tribute to Guillermo O’Donnell (and more).