A Metastudy of Public Deliberation: Updating Theory and Practice
Discovery Project (DP180103014)
Simon Niemeyer, Chief Investigator
John S. Dryzek, Chief Investigator
Nicole Curato, Chief Investigator
Andrè Bächtiger, Partner Investigator
Marina Lindell, Partner Investigator
Mark E. Warren, Partner Investigator
Hannah Barrowman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Francesco Veri, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Nardine Alnemr, PhD student
The project combines a meta-study and comparative case study to develop a leading edge understanding of political deliberation by analysing and synthesising results from available studies of deliberation.
It aims to reconcile conflicting findings and provide the first comprehensive, theoretically-grounded account of defensible claims about political deliberation. The project will compile the source material and findings in a publicly-available database to facilitate standardisation and enhancement of future research in the field. It will seek to settle important questions that remain among deliberative democrats and, more practically, facilitate avenues for democratic reform in an area where the need for renewal is increasingly pressing.