Mark Warren is a political scientist based in North America whose original interest in democracy theory broadened to encompass deliberative democracy when he studied the British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly in 2004. Mark’s analysis of that case study and all that followed has been extremely influential in the field. In this conversation, Mark wonders...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
Lars Klüver, is a skilled innovator, designer and convenor of public deliberations and has been for more than 30 years. His work with the Danish Board of Technology, was an early inspiration for many deliberative designers with his Consensus Conference method—a modification of an approach used in the US among scientists. Klüver understood...Continue reading
In this episode, Carson speaks with Professor John Gastil from Penn State University about the history and development of deliberative mini-publics. John is the author of many books and papers on deliberative democracy including Democracy in Small Groups and is currently undertaking research on the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review and has a book...Continue reading
Hans-Liudger Dienel spoke with Carson about the work of his father Peter Dienel who developed the planning cells model of deliberative engagement in the early 1970s and which Hans has continued to work with through the Nexus Institute in Germany. Hans identifies that his father was a missionary for planning cells. Planning cells began...Continue reading
Ned Crosby is the American inventor of Citizens’ Juries. He and his wife Pat Benn have supported and developed these processes over many years. In this interview, he and Pat talk about the development of the process, its refinement over the years and the more recent development of Citizens’ Initiative Review in Oregon. Ned...Continue reading
Welcome to the Facilitating Public Deliberations podcast. In this series, we will be talking with practitioners, advocates and academics about the history of public deliberations and the various approaches to facilitating them.