Deliberative Democracy: from experimentation to application

One-day symposium

Prof. Jurgen Steiner

Aras na Laoi, Room AL1, UCC 09:00 :: 26th March 2010

Deliberative Democracy:
From experimentation to application***
One-Day Symposium at University College Cork

9.00 Registration — Fee €20 including light lunch/Tea & Coffee
9.30 Keynote Address
Professor Jurg Steiner, University of Bern and European Institute, Florence
11 am Session 1
‘Fairness in participatory decision-making: the position of deliberation within UK participatory budgeting processes’
– by Heather Blakely, University of Bradford
‘Enacting multi-level deliberative democracy: a critical analysis of institutional mechanisms, normative aims and complexity’
– by Dr. Stephen Elstub, University of the West of Scotland.
‘America Speaks – engaging citizens in governance’
– by Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, President of America Speaks
2 pm Session 2
‘Formalised Church-State dialogue in Ireland: A critique of concept’
– by Dr. Kenneth Houston, University of Ulster
‘Deliberation for Participatory Democrats: Lessons from Social Partnership in Ireland’
– by Dr. Deiric O’Broin, Dublin Institute of Technology
‘Prospects for Democratic Decision-Making Around Science & Technology Policy’
– by Dr. Seamus O’Tuama, University College Cork
4 pm Plenary session
4.30 pm Close of conference

Registration fee €20 (includes light l


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