A Metastudy of Public Deliberation: Updating Theory and Practice

Funding Scheme

Discovery Project (DP180103014)

Amount Funded


Project Team

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

Project Description

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.

Project Webpage


Media Contact

Simon Niemeyer

Simon.Niemeyer | at | canberra.edu.au