Journal of Public Deliberation Out Now
The Journal of Public Deliberation is a peer review, open access journal with the principal objective of synthesising the research, opinion, projects, experiments and experiences of academics and practitioners in the emerging multi-disciplinary field and political movement called “deliberative democracy.”
This issue features research from a variety of countries around the globe including Australia, Norway, Canada, and Italy. One essay offers a new model for assessing the legitimacy of deliberative processes. Research studies examine different deliberative designs such as citizen panels, online forums, and governance structures. The articles highlight topics such as prison systems, responses to terrorism, the implementation of online voting, and engaging youth in political discussion. This issue also includes two practice-based Reflections from the Field: one considering how deliberation helped people collaborate on a community orchard, and another that offers lessons learned from deliberative pedagogy. Finally, there are two book reviews that are likely to be of interest to scholars and practitioners in deliberation and public engagement.