Keynote address: Professor Mark Warren, University of British Columbia
Deliberative democracy has established a dominant position within contemporary democratic theory and the analysis of forms of participatory governance. The recent emergence of theories of deliberative systems reinforces this standing. But does the privileging of deliberation skew the way we conceptualize and analyze democratic practices, institutions and political systems? In what ways do other theories, perspectives and approaches to democracy offer important insights that are overlooked or underplayed by deliberative democrats?
This event is supported by the PSA Participatory and Deliberative Democracy and ECPR Democratic Innovations Specialist Groups.