Episode 5: The Intersection of Theory and Practice with John Gastil



This is part two of a conversation with John Gastil during which the history and practice of deliberative democracy is explored.

What interests John and Carson is the way in which theory and practice intersect. They reflect on their own academic journeys and also note the many scholars and practitioners who have defined this field of endeavour. Both are clearly inspired and excited by any robust practices that work and that can be supported by solid theory.

They share an ambition: to advance abstract theory and to simultaneously improve the quality and vibrancy of democracy.

Links to resources mentioned in this episode:

The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

Is Democracy Possible? by John Burnheim

By Popular Demand by John Gastil

The Journal of Public Deliberation

Real Democracy Now! a podcast


Music acknowledgement.

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