Institutionalising Public Deliberation: empowerment or appeasement?

Hosted by the Department of Management

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House,


Professor Laurence Monnoyer-Smith


Professor Michael Barzelay

France’s institutionalisation of public debate faces criticism as being an instrument for appeasement.

Professor Monnoyer-Smith will discuss how France meets this challenge and evaluates its strengths and weaknesses.

Laurence Monnoyer-Smith (@lmonsmith) is Vice-President of the French National Commission for Public Debate.

Michael Barzelay is Professor of Public Management and Head of Department of Management. 

The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a globally diverse academic community at the heart of the LSE, taking a unique interdisciplinary, academically in-depth approach to the study of management and organisations.

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