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The Potentials and Pitfalls of Democratic Deliberation
18 May 2021 @ 10:00 - 17:00
The OZSW study group in Philosophy of Economics and the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) organise the workshop “The Potentials and Pitfalls of Democratic Deliberation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”.
As we are witnessing increasing political polarisation, the rise of authoritarian populism, and the perpetuation of post-truth politics, deliberation is frequently presented as not only an aspirational ideal but a potent antidote. Deliberation promises better decision making and consensus through public argument and reasoning. But when, and to what extent, is it plausible? And is it always desirable? This workshop brings together scholars across disciplinary boundaries working on the usefulness of deliberation. Perspectives from political science, social epistemology, mathematical economics, and political philosophy are introduced to shed light on the role of deliberation in a well-functioning society.
This workshop is thematically connected to, but distinct from, the kick-off workshop for the NWO VIDI project ENCODE: Explicating Norms of Collective Deliberation “Let’s Talk Models!” that takes place the week after, May 26th, also at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
10:00-10:45: Karen Celis (VU Brussel) & Sarah Childs (Royal Holloway, University of London)
11:00-11:45: Hein Duijf (VU Amsterdam)
13:00-13:45: Ines Lindner (VU Amsterdam)
14:00-14:45: John Parkinson (Maastricht University)
15:30-17:00: Roundtable chaired by Erica Yu (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)
The full programme, incl. titles and abstracts of the talks can be found here.
To exploit the full potential of deliberation, the workshop will experiment with a new format. We will ship a little “deliberation box” with few of the drinks that foster offline interaction to participants from the Netherlands who are willing to become our experimental subjects.
Participation in the workshop will be free of charge, but registration is required. In case you want to participate, please contact Annalisa Costella at email@example.com. In case you are from the Netherlands and want to receive the “deliberation box”, please email your full address to Annalisa Costella at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6th. The Zoom-link will be distributed to registered participants closer to the event.
We acknowledge generous funding by OZSW.
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