Monthly Archives: February 2012

What does the public really want when it comes to political leaders, or anything else? A deliberative democratic perspective

Anyone in Australia will know that today there was a leadership vote in the governing Labor party at the Federal level. There are more than a few commentators playing to the theme that the victory of the prime-minister over her … Continue reading

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Welcome to the D2G2 blog

Welcome to the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Goverance (D2G2) blog. The objective of this blog is to provide an avenue for communicating the activities of the centre to a wider audience, as well as provide commentary on issues … Continue reading

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About D2G2

The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance is based at the Australian National University. It is jointly sponsored by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (in particular, the School of Politics & International Relations) and College of … Continue reading

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What is deliberative democracy?

Deliberative democracy is a field of political inquiry that is concerned with improving collective decision-making. It emphasizes the right, opportunity, and capacity of anyone who is subject to a collective decision to participate (or have their representatives participate) in consequential … Continue reading

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