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PSA2015 - highlights and next moves

It’s a week afterwards – the joys of being wifi-less in the Cumbrian mountains! – but on behalf of the PDD group convenors I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to some excellent group events at the PSA 2015 Conference in Sheffield. 466 more words


A deliberative system in Scotland?

The last two days I’ve been in Edinburgh talking with academic colleagues, civil servants, activists and think tankers, journalists and interested others about deliberative systems. I’ve been interested in applying deliberative systems thinking to get a handle on the quality and extent of public debate in the run-up to, and beyond, last year’s Scottish independence referendum. 688 more words

UK Politics And Policy

oliverescobar reblogged this on Citizen Participation Network and commented:

Thanks to Prof. John Parkinson for two interesting days of conversations about deliberative democracy in Scotland. Here I'm re-blogging John's initial thoughts posted originally in his blog.

The democracy lab

Note: This article was originally published in the Spring 2015 edition of the Fabian Review.

Historically, demokratia meant a participatory government where the demos… 754 more words


Deliberative Democracy: A Critical Introduction

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Inspired by the presentation on the Oregon Citizen Initiative Review at the Oregon Mediation Association, I focused my research paper for Richard Margerum’s Collaborative Planning course on the theory and practice of deliberative democracy. 301 more words

Negotiating Water

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I’ve always been drawn to environmental and natural resource issues, but over the course of my life I have been increasingly and serendipitously pushed towards water issues. 422 more words

Democratizing Global Climate Governance

My latest review has just come out in Environmental Politics, on the excellent, important and timely book by Stevenson and Dryzek, ‘Democratizing Global Climate Governance’. 6 more words

Climate Change