Roads to Minipublic Success - Participedia Seminar

Roads to Minipublic Success - Participedia Seminar


Virtual paper presentation by Seraphine Arnold and André Bächtiger titled Roads to Minipublic Success: Exploring "top down" and "bottom-up" roads to uptake based on a new dataset of deliberative minipublics in Europe.

This presentation is part of an occasional seminar series by Participedia's Participatory Governance cluster, co-hosted by the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra, and DemoLabs at the University of Stuttgart.

These seminar series seeks to showcase the research projects undertaken by cluster members on participatory/deliberative governance around the world. They are held periodically throughout the year and convened by Friedel Marquardt (University of Canberra) and Julien Vrydagh (University of Stuttgart)


About the Speakers

Seraphine Arnold (co-author, presenter) is a PhD student at the University of Stuttgart, as well as a Junior Researcher in Horizon 2020 EuComMeet (Deliberative Spaces for Democracy) project. Her research interests are political theory and empirical democracy research, along with democratic innovations and the political impact of deliberative minipublics.

André Bächtiger (co-author, presenter) is Professor of Political Theory and Empirical Democracy Research at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Stuttgart. His research seeks to understand how democracies can be enhanced through communication and deliberation by strengthening connections between theory and practice.

Julien Vrydagh (facilitator) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stuttgart. He has a joint PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and UCLouvain. His PhD thesis investigated the influence of deliberative minipublics on public decisions. His broader research interests include democratic theory, citizen participation, systems thinking, and public policy.


When: Thursday 26 October 3pm BST | 4pm CEST | 7am PDT | 10am EST

Where: Online via Zoom

Facilitated by: Julien Vrydagh (DemoLabs, University of Stuttgart)