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  • Dr Andrea Felicetti wrote the book 'Deliberative Democracy and Social Movements'. It is available at

  • Selen Ercan and Sonya Duus had gone to Narrabri, NSW on fieldwork as part of the ARC Discovery Project they are currently working on. Here are some photos taken while there, interviewing locals. The project seeks to investigate the prospects and challenges of effective communication (both online and offline) on controversial environmental issues focusing particularly on the coal seam gas debate in New South Wales, Australia.

    More on this project can be found here and a recent publication from this project:  

  • New publication for John Dryzek:

    'The Forum, the System and the Polity: Three Varieties of Democratic Theory’, Political Theory [Published online before print July 22, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0090591716659114]:

  • This week, Lucy Parry, Research Associate at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, attended the first Participeida all team meeting in Vancouver to present the Participedia related work that she is currently undertaken at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance. Below is a photo of Lucy with the project partners from all over the world. You can read about Centre’s work on the Participedia project here

  • You might also like to read Lucy’s latest blog entry (co-authored with Dr Wendy Russell) presenting some of the exciting work that is undertaken at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance on the theory and practice of deliberative democracy. 

  • Nicole Curato is excited to announce her favourite paper is getting published in Current Sociology. For the pop culture fanatic, mention of a certain teen heart throb, Harry Styles featured in this article, making it Nicole’s most enjoyable research and writing experience. The title is, ‘We haven’t even buried the dead yet’: Ethics of Discursive Contestation in a Crisis Situation’. More details to come.

  • Kei Nishiyama’s work in Stuttgart continues, presenting "Deliberators, not Future Citizens," for his colleagues and extended network. His presentation is based on the paper he submitted to the Journal of Public Deliberation (now under review).
  • Nicole Curato has returned to IGPA for a couple of weeks to give a series of lectures on the recently concluded Philippine elections at the University of Sydney and the ANU this week.  While she was in the Philippines, aside from doing fieldwork, she was involved in lots of media engagement (below), primarily about the rise of the new president Rodrigo Duterte. Her highlights include:

The Imagined President Series: Nicole wrote a series of Presidential Profiles with Patricia Evangelista—Kate Webb Prize Winner for exceptional journalism in dangerous conditions. Her research team mapped the narratives that arc through the 2016 presidential race as imagined by the candidates, their critics and us as authors.  Thus far, the series has been shared over 500,000 times and has been picked up by the Sydney Morning Herald. The series is published by [Read here].  

Engagement with Philippine Universities: Nicole’s happiest engagements during her time away was going around universities in the Philippines to talk about how we can make conversations about elections more deliberative. She have given lectures to over 10 universities and organisations all around the country, with audiences ranging from 20 to 200 people. 

  • Jane Alver will be performing as part of the ANU Choral Society in a series of concerts this weekend as they present, Golden Lights. Conducted by Leonard Weiss, The ANU Choral Society will showcase a cornucopia of music from Lotti, Ola Gjeilo, Palestrina, Heinrich Schutz, Eric Whitacre, Calvin Bowman and more. A must see for everyone! Details for the location and ticket purchases can be found via the links below:?

         7.30pm, Friday 20th May 2016

         All Saints Anglican Church


         5.00pm, Sunday 22 May 2016

         University House, 1 Balmain Crescent,

         ANU, Acton 

  • This week we said good bye to PhD student Kei Nishiyama, who left for Stuttgart, Germany. Key will be a visiting PhD student at the Stuttgart University for a one-month as part of the joint research project of the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance with the University of Stuttgart.