Workshop 'Deliberative Democracy' 1-2 July, 2010


Wednesday, 30 June

AHRC-sponsored master class on 'Deliberative Democracy' with John Dryzek (ANU). more details here|.

Thursday, 1 July

(Venue: T206, Lakatos Building, LSE)

10.00-11.00 Registration and coffee (Venue: T116, first floor, Lakatos building)

11.00 - 11.45 Esha Senchaudhuri (LSE) Justification: Public vs. Private

11.50 - 12.35 Adam Etinson (Oxford) Truth or reasonableness?

12.35-14.00 Lunch (Venue: T116)

14.00 – 14.45 Marc Pauly (Groningen) The First Dutch Deliberative Poll

14.50 – 15.35 Joseph Mazor (Princeton) Towards reducing two deliberative deficits: the case for mass electoral deliberation

15.35- 16.15 Coffee/ tea break (Venue: T116)

16.15 - 17.00  Nicole Curato (Birmingham) Deliberating at the margins: a deliberative analysis of an attempted coup in the Philippines

18.00 Workshop dinner

Friday, 2nd July

(Venue: T206, Lakatos Building, LSE)

11.00-11.45 Zsuzsanna Chappell (LSE) Deliberation and non-verbal communication 

11.50-12.35 Paul Gunn (Queen Mary) Epistemic deficiencies in deliberative democracy: a classic liberal critique

14.00 – 14.45 Cecile Hoareau (LSE) Deliberation in practice: an application to policy making in European higher education

14.50 – 15.35 Sonia Bussu (LSE) Deliberative democracy in local government: new mechanisms for participation in Italy 


Please register with e.p.senchaudhuri @

Further Information

The workshop is organized in collaboration with the LSE Choice Group. The LSE Choice Group| is a group of people based for the most part at the LSE with a shared interest in the theory of rational decision making in individuals and groups and its application to economic, political and social questions. We hold regular seminars on Wednesday afternoons from 17-30 to 19-00 in T206 (2nd floor, Lakatos Building, Portugal Street. Please email c.heilmann at if you are interested in regular updates on seminars and events.