26th March: 5.00pm
Deliberative mini-publics and the political imagination
In this pre-recorded event, Professor John Garry and Dr Jamie Pow discuss the potential role of deliberative mini-publics (citizens’ assemblies) in Northern Ireland.
They assess how citizens’ assemblies work and whether the public and elected politicians support the idea of citizens’ assemblies. They also examine how citizens’ political imagination may play a role in citizen deliberation, and whether imaginative deliberation can help reduce political polarisation.
John Garry is Professor of Political Behaviour at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests include voting behaviour at elections and referendums, and deliberative democracy.
Jamie Pow is a lecturer in political science at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests include the operation and legitimacy of deliberative mini-publics.
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