The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance is the world-leading research centre for the study of deliberative democracy. It is globally recognised for its work on innovative normative political theory and empirical research on democracy.
Mission and Purpose
Origins and Development
Before moving to the University of Canberra, the Centre was based at the Australian National University.
Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding
The Centre currently has nine full-time academic staff, seven PhD students, and two adjunct professors working on a diverse range of theoretical and empirical projects related to deliberative democracy.
Specializations, Methods and Tools
The Centre welcomes PhD students and visitors specialising in deliberative democracy research from various theoretical, disciplinary, and methodological traditions. They are especially interested in engaging with scholars working on democratisation, global governance, environmental politics, social movements, identity politics, mixed methods research, and political theory.
Major Projects and Events
The Centre convenes the biennial Deliberative Democracy Summer School and runs masterclasses on democratic innovations and citizen engagement. It is also the home of the Journal of Public Deliberation (co-hosted with Åbo Akademi and University of Stuttgart).
Analysis and Lessons Learned
For further information about the Centre, please direct your enquiries to [email protected].