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Deliberative democracy?: Arguing with Myself

In many ways democratic government relies on the notion of open and honest discussion between opposing partisans. Becoming informed regarding candidates and politics generally necessitates obtaining information and opinions from a variety of sources. 178 more words


Evaluation and Democracy III: Parliament's Role in Democratising Evaluation

“…we need to ask whether we need to re-examine our electoral system, so as to improve the nature of our relationship, as public representatives, with the voters.” Extract from a speech by former president Nelson Mandela at the final sitting of the first democratically elected Parliament, 26 March 1999.

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Evaluation And Democracy

Citizen’s Initiative Review process: mediating emotions, promoting productive deliberation

Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Laura Black and Katherine Knobloch

Emotion and reason are often framed as adversaries, with reason the victor. In this line of argument, emotion clouds reason and disrupts our ability to reach sound decisions.* Within the past several decades, however, scholars of decision making – and deliberation in particular – have begun to understand emotion’s more nuanced role in producing reasoned judgement. 647 more words


Citizens's Juries on How to Tackle Health Inequalities #demopart

In this project, the focus of the Citizens’ Juries discussions will be health inequalities and potential policy responses to these inequalities. We are organising three Citizens’ Juries in Summer 2016, one in Glasgow, one in Liverpool and one in Manchester. 37 more words


Closed: Research Assistant Job

I’m hiring a research assistant (or possibly two) to work on my ARC-funded research project, Sparking a National Conversation.

The research assistant might contribute in a number of different ways to the project, but the right person might have one, two or all of these skill sets: 115 more words

Deliberation And Deliberative Democracy

Brexit part 2: thresholds, representation, and 'what next?'

The other day I wrote a post-Brexit reaction which focused on the rather specialised question of how deliberative democrats ought to respond to politics in a ‘post-fact’ society. 1,237 more words

UK Politics And Policy

Brexit, deliberative democracy, and the unforced force of the better argument

It’s more than a week after the vote in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, and it’s taken me this long to write something. 1,412 more words

UK Politics And Policy