[PolPsy-DEU] Call for papers - Early Career Symposium in Deliberation Research

Kathrin Ackermann kathrin.ackermann at ipw.uni-heidelberg.de
Di Apr 13 16:44:19 CEST 2021

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

ich möchte gerne auf einen Workshop für Early Career Scholars zu deliberation und democratic innovations hinweisen, den Hannah Werner und Lisa van Dijk an der KU Leuven organisieren. Weitere Infos unten und im Anhang.

Beste Grüße
Kathrin (Ackermann)

Call for papers

On the 10th of June 2021 we (the Democratic Innovations and Legitimacy Research Group<https://soc.kuleuven.be/centre-for-political-research/demoinno/democratic-innovations-legitimacy-research-group> at the KU Leuven) are organizing the NEXT GDC symposium<https://soc.kuleuven.be/centre-for-political-research/demoinno/events-1/10-june-2021-early-career-symposium-in-deliberation-research-next-gdc-symposium>. We invite Early Career Scholars in the field of deliberation to come together (virtually) for in-depth discussion of ongoing research, panel debates about the state and future of the field and networking.

Please find the call for papers below and the flyer in attachment. We would also appreciate it if you could share the call with other scholars that might be interested.


Concerns about democratic crises abound: lack of democratic legitimacy, uncivil political discourse, societal inequality, populism, polarization, and short termism. Deliberation in its many shapes and forms is often considered an answer to these problems. Ranging from participatory processes to deliberative debate styles, deliberative approaches are popular in the quest of improving the (perceived) functioning of democracy. Furthermore, a systemic understanding of deliberation has also provided a new lens to understand also traditionally non-deliberative spaces such as protests and social movements as essential parts of the wider deliberative system.

Several questions remain: What role can participatory processes play in strengthening democratic outcomes, including equality and (perceived) legitimacy? What is the deliberative quality and impact of political communication? How do new forms of decision-making and will-formation connect to existing representative systems? And many more.

We invite both empirical and theoretical work on deliberation, broadly understood. Interdisciplinary work that approaches the field from a psychological, anthropological, sociological, philosophical, or communication science perspective is most welcome.


The NEXT GDC symposium aims at bringing together scholars in the wider research field of deliberation and democratic innovation. We specifically target Early Career Scholars, many of whom have had little chance in the past year to formally and informally meet their peers, receive feedback on their work and exchange ideas. Specifically, our goals are:

  *   In-depth feedback and discussion of research papers (participants will be required to read the papers in their workshops and serve as discussants)
  *   Giving early career scholars a platform for meta-debates about the state and future of deliberation research

·       Informal connecting to peers in your research field

If you are interested in participating, please send an abstract of 300 words max before the 10th of May to demoinno at kuleuven.be<mailto:demoinno at kuleuven.be>. We strive to include all voices, particularly those that are traditionally underrepresented in academia. Please decide for yourself whether you are an Early Career Scholar. There is no participation fee. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (demoinno at kuleuven.be<mailto:demoinno at kuleuven.be>).

We are looking forward to a productive and fun symposium!

The organizers,

Hannah Werner & Lisa van Dijk,

Prof. Sofie Marien, Ine Goovaerts, Emma Turkenburg, Wouter Vanbroekhoven


Dr. Hannah Werner

Postdoctoral Researcher
Democratic Innovation and Legitimacy Research Group<https://soc.kuleuven.be/demoinno/>
KU Leuven

Personal Website<https://hannahwerner.mystrikingly.com/>

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