The Fifth Summer School in Deliberative Democracy and Public Opinion took place between the 20th and 22nd of June, in Åbo, Turku, Finland. It was organized by the Social Science Research Institute at Åbo Akademi University (Samforsk) in collaboration with Canberra University, the University of Turku, Tampere University, and the ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations.
The Deliberative Democracy Summer School brings together the world’s most influential scholars and an international cohort of PhD students specializing in the field of deliberative democracy. It is a three-day event, held in February to mark the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance’s move to the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra.
Before COVID-19, the summer school was held every eighteen months, moving between Canberra and Åbo/Turku in Finland. Stay tuned for announcements about future summer schools.
The Fourth Deliberative Democracy Summer School brings together an international group of PhD students and leading scholars in deliberative democracy. The three-day event is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas about the latest developments in the field, particularly the role of deliberative minipublics in the democratisation of political systems.
The Third Deliberative Democracy Summer School is hosted by The Finnish Centre for Democracy Research at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University and is held in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra.
The Second Deliberative Democracy Summer School features presentations of top scholars and students in the field of deliberative theory, practice and methodology. The event runs for three days, with morning sessions allocated to plenary speakers and roundtables, and afternoon sessions devoted to student presentations.
Professor Simone Chambers is the keynote speaker for this year’s event.
The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance is hosting the first Deliberative Democracy Summer School at the University of Canberra. The three-day summer school will provide intensive training to post-graduate students and early career researchers on the current debates in the theory of deliberative democracy, empirical applications, the role of mini-publics and other forums in deliberative capacity-building, and methods for ascertaining deliberative quality within structured forums and large-scale deliberative systems.