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ECPR 50th Anniversary Fund

The Micropolitics of Deliberation and its Macropolitical Consequences in Deliberative Systems

Civil Society
Political Participation
Field Experiments
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Simon Niemeyer
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra
Panel Co-Chair
Thamy Pogrebinschi
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Panel Discussant
Nicole Curato
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra

24/08/2018 09:00 - 10:40
Building: VMP 8 Floor: 2 Room: 205
This panel deals with research at the interface between interpersonal deliberation and the wider system. It incorporates papers concerning the micro politics of deliberation and the future directions considering recent developments in the systemic turn in deliberative democratic theory. The papers demonstrate the need to resist a purely macro political view of deliberative democracy and the utility of adopting systems thinking that accounts for processes and capacities that operate at the level of citizens. Owen and Smith (2014), for example, have asserted that there remains a need to conceptualise an individual deliberative capacity within the system, which they articulate via the concept of the deliberative stance. This panel will expand on these themes and explore avenues for developing knowledge in the micro political arena, as well as the implications for macro political and deliberative systems thinking.

Paper List

Title Details
Cognitive Biases in Asynchronous Online Discussions View Paper Details
Does a Citizens' Budget Produce Better Citizens? Quasi-Experimental Research on Social Learning in Deliberative Democracy View Paper Details
Putting the Systemic Turn into a Systematic Test: Evidence from the Interactive Experiments of the Public Sphere and Mini-Publics in Japan View Paper Details
Seeing the Other Side? Perspective-Taking in Deliberation: Evidence from the Irish Citizens’ Assembly View Paper Details
The Potential of Argument Visualization Platforms and Empathy Induction to Promote Humility in Public Discourse View Paper Details
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