Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Seminar

Upcoming: Deliberative Democracy Summer School

Wed 5 February 2020 to Fri 7 February 2020Convener: Dr Nicole Curato / 9:00am - 5:00pmVenue: Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24, University of Canberra

The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance is hosting the Fourth Deliberative Democracy Summer School. Candidates have now been informed about the outcome of their application. 

Keynote Speakers

Cristina Lafont, Northwestern University

Marina Lindell, Åbo Akademi University

Jane Suiter, Dublin City University

Roundtable Speakers

André Bächtiger, University of Stuttgart

Nicole Curato, University of Canberra

John Dryzek, University of Canberra

Selen Ercan, University of Canberra

Carolyn Hendriks, Australian National University

Simon Niemeyer, University of Canberra

Jonathan Pickering, University of Canberra

Jensen Sass, University of Canberra

Academic Programme

The three-day summer school uses a combination of plenary sessions, student presentations, and roundtable discussions.

Plenary Sessions

  1. Day 1: State of the art of deliberative democracy, delivered by Jane Suiter.
  2. Day 2: Democracy without shortcuts, a conversation between Cristina Lafont and John Dryzek.
  3. Day 3: The methodology of deliberative democracy, a discussion on how empirical research on deliberative democracy has been enriched by normative theory (tbc), quantitative analysis (Simon Niemeyer), and interpretive approaches (Carolyn Hendriks). 

Student Presentations

Students will be given 20-30 minutes to present their work and will be paired with one of the speakers who will serve as their discussant. Participants must indicate whether the paper is:

  • A research proposal
  • An early draft of a dissertation chapter
  • A chapter in a dissertation
  • A draft journal article or book chapter

All paper presenters will be required to submit draft papers by 25 January 2020 to give enough time for everyone to read the paper.

Interactive sessions

Each day will end with hour-long interactive sessions where speakers and PhD students discuss emerging debates and questions based on the day’s presentations. Roundtable speakers will summarize the small group discussions in plenary.  

Applications are now closed

Registration fee

There is no registration fee. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their travel and accommodation. Accommodation is pre-arranged at the University of Canberra’s residences where participants are charged $430 for five days/four nights accommodation.

Travel grant

The Centre is awarding 1 travel grant of AUD 1,500 to an international applicant, and 1 travel grant of AUD 500 to a domestic applicant. Preference will be given to participants whose papers fit the themes of the summer school and will be assessed based on financial need.


This event is supported by the Faculty of Business, Government and Law and the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis.

More information

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