PSA Virtual conference 2021 – PDD Programme (29-31 March)


Time: 9:30-11:00
Panel 111: How should we research deliberative democracy? Methodological disputes, methodological pluralism, future strategies  
Chaired By Dr. Dannica Fleuss (Helmut Schmidt Universität) , Dr. Rod Dacombe (King’s College London)                        Papers:

9:30am – 9:45am  Critical Assessment of the Field and Perspectives for Future Research
Prof. Andre Baechtiger, Universität Stuttgart, Dr. Marlene Gerber, Freie Universität Berlin

9:45am – 10:00am 
Experimental Research & Its Potential
Dr. Lala Muradova, KU Leuven

10:00am – 10:15am  Studying Public Deliberation as ‘Lived Experience’: Insights from Interpretive Research
Dr. Selen Ercan, University of Canberra

10:15am – 10:30am  A Problem-Oriented Approach to Bridging Theory and Method – and a Plea for Methodological Pluralism
Dr. Dannica Fleuss, Helmut Schmidt Universität, Dr. Rod Dacombe, King’s College London

Time: 9:30-11:00  

 Panel 112: Modes of deliberation and participation
Chaired By Dr. James Pow (Queen’s University Belfast)  Papers:

9:30am – 9:45am  Social Movements as Catalysts for Deliberative Constitution-Making?
Ms. Madeleine Egan, University of Canberra

9:45am – 10:00am
How Can We Improve Deliberative Reasoning? A Meta-Analysis of Minipublic Deliberation
Prof. Simon Niemeyer, Dr. Francesco Veri, University of Canberra  

10:00am – 10:15am  Online Deliberation with the Neutral, Unbiased and Artificial Facilitator
Ms. Nardine Alnemr, Prof. Simon Niemeyer, University of Canberra  

10:15am – 10:30am  Digital Micro-Targeting: An Unclear but Present Danger to Democracy?
Prof. Emma Barrett, Prof. Rachel Gibson, Dr. Ariadna Tsenina, University of Manchester    

Time: 11:15am – 12:45pm

Panel 211: Embedding Participatory Governance: What are the challenges of institutionalising a systemic approach to citizen participation?  
Chaired By Dr Sonia Bussu (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Discussant: Dr Rikki Dean (Goethe University, Frankfurt)

11:15am – 11:25am  Participatory Governance in Barcelona – Formal Rules and Informal Structures

Prof. Ismael Blanco1, Prof. Vivien Lowndes2, Ms. Yunailis Salazar Marcano1 1. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2. University of Birmingham  

11:25am – 11:35am  Participatory Governance and Grassroots Political Institutions in India-Case Study of Gram Sabhas (Village Assembly)
Dr. Bishnu Prasad Mohapatra, Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad

11:35am – 11:45pm  Participatory Governance in Scotland: Between Radical Aspirations and Pragmatic Challenges
Dr. Oliver Escobar, University of Edinburgh

11:45pm – 11:55pm  Institutionalizing Deliberative Mini-Publics: The Issue of Power for Randomly Selected Assemblies in Political Systems
Dr. Dimitri Courant, University of Lausanne (IEP) & University Paris 8 (CRESPPA)

11:55pm – 12:05pm  Why do political parties promote participatory governance? The Brazilian Workers’ Party case
Carla de Paiva Bezerra, Departamento de Ciência Política, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil  

Time: 3:45pm – 5:15pm

Panel 411: Advancing Democracy through Digital and Hybrid Participation  
Chaired By Dr. Dannica Fleuss (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg)Papers:  

3:45pm – 4:00pm  Issue Framing and Inclusion in Deliberative Townhalls: Reflections on the Connecting to Parliament Project
Dr. Nick Vlahos, Dr. Selen Ercan, Ms. Nardine Alnemr, University of Canberra

4:00pm – 4:15pm  Transformative Standards: A Study of Hybrid Forums as a Necessary Step Toward Deliberative Advancement
Dr. Wesley Petite, Carleton University  

Time: 3:45pm – 5:15pm

Panel 412: Participatory and deliberative community engagement
Chaired By Dr. Anastasia Deligiaouri (Dublin City University)     Papers:

3:45pm – 4:00pm  Deliberative and Imaginative Community Engagement: Deliberative Action Research for Co-production, Collaborative Evaluation and Transformation
Dr. Clodagh Harris, University College Cork

4:00pm – 4:15pm  Distant Voices: Facilitating Public Dialogue on Contentious (Justice) Issues » Dr. Oliver Escobar1, Dr. Phillippa Crockett Thomas2, Prof. Fergus McNeill2, Ms. Alison Urie3, Dr. Jo Collinson Scott4, Ms. Lucy Cathcart Froden2
1. University of Edinburgh, 2. University of Glasgow, 3. Vox Liminis, 4. University of the West of Scotland

4:15pm – 4:30pm  Coping with Complexity and Urban Inequality – Dilemmas of London Governance
Dr. Marta Wojciechowska, King’s College London

4:30pm – 4:45pm  Story of an Eternal Cycle. The Never Achieved Institutionalisation of Local Public Participation

Dr. Guillaume Petit, European centre for sociology and political science – University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne


Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Panel 522: Roundtable “Authors Meet Critics: Mending Democracy – Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times
Chaired By Prof. Carolyn Hendriks (Australian National University)  In this session Carolyn Hendriks, Selen Ercan and John Boswell will explore the key arguments in their book,  Mending Democracy: democratic repair in disconnected times (OUP 2020).  

Time: 9:30am-11:00am

  Panel 511: Democracy in the time of Covid-19  
Chaired By Dr. Sonia Bussu (Manchester Metropolitan University)  Papers:  

9:30am – 9:45am Using Citizens’ Assemblies to Correct COVID-19 Misinformation: Evidence from the US and Ireland
Prof. Jane Suiter, Dublin City University, Dr Lala Muradova, KU Leuven    

9:45am – 10:00am  Exploring Reason and Argumentation in a Global Pandemic
Dr. Rod Dacombe, King’s College London

10:00am – 10:15am  Preferences and Usability of the Stanford PB Platform Ms. Ema Thornhill, Teesside University    

Time: 1:30pm -3:00pm

Panel 711: Between radical democracy, protest and institutionalisation  
Chaired By Dr. Dannica Fleuss (Helmut Schmidt Universität)  Papers   1:30pm – 1:45pm

The Introduction and Evolution of Participatory Mechanisms in Supreme Audit Institution: An Analysis of The Experience of the Indonesia Supreme Audit Institution
Mr. Muhammad Wahyudi, University of Birmingham

1:45pm – 2:00pm  State Space and Civil resistance movements: A case study on India’s #FeeMustFall Movement
Mr. Mayank Mishra1 Jawaharlal Nehru University  

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Panel 811: Deliberative systems: theoretical and empirical perspectives  
Chaired By Dr. James Pow (Queen’s University Belfast)  Papers:

3:30pm – 3:45pm  Deliberative Mini-Publics: A Solution Only for Ideological Moderates?
Ms. Lisa van Dijk1, Ms. Emma Turkenburg2, Dr. James Pow3 1. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2. KU Leuven, 3. Queen’s University Belfast

3:45pm – 4:00pm  Rethinking Deliberative Democracy through a Creative Lens
Ms. Courtney Helen Grile, Trinity College Dublin

4:00pm – 4:15pm  Deliberating Like a State
Dr. Rikki Dean, Goethe University Frankfurt  


Time: 10:45am – 12:15amPanel 1011**: Citizen Participation, Legitimacy, and Trust ** The panel was not submitted with the PDD section due to the limit of 8 panels, but it is included in our programme and features work from PDD members.  
Chaired By Prof. Hanna Pfeifer (Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung)  Papers:

10:45am – 11:00am  Empirically Testing Mechanisms of Constitutional Legitimation
Dr. Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Society, Prof. Ran Hirschl, University of Toronto

11:00am – 11:15am  Not by Bread Alone – A Constitutional Justification for a Participatory Welfare Legislation Model
Ms. Yael Cohen-Rimer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

11:15am – 11:30am  The European Citizens’ Initiative – Democratic Innovation or Another Means of Civil Society Dialogue?
Ms. Jasmin Hiry, Université du Luxembourg

11:30am – 11:45am  The Legitimacy of Democratic Innovation – Consolidating or Transforming Germany’s Foreign and Security Policy?
Dr. Christian Opitz, Helmut Schmidt Universität, Prof. Hanna Pfeifer, Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschun  

N.B. Please double check times using a time zone converter as the UK changes from GMT to BST on Sunday 28th March.

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