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New issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation Published

Monday, June 4, 2018  
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The editors of the Journal of Public Deliberation are pleased to announce the publication of a new issue, which is now available at  


Volume 14, Issue 1 features theoretical and empirical articles that highlight deliberative innovations from around the globe. Articles in this issue take on topics such as the instrumental value of deliberation, the use of interactive theater techniques in deliberation, the role of random selection, policy preferences and information sharing, deliberative counterpublics online, and participatory budgeting. The issue also includes two Reflections from the Field and three book reviews that will be of interest to scholars and practitioners.



The Instrumental Value of Deliberative Democracy-- or, Do We have Good Reasons to be Deliberative Democrats? (Jonathan W. Kuyper)


Dramatizing Deliberation: A Method for Encouraging Young People to Think about Their Rights (Stephen Coleman, Kruakae Pothing, & Sarah Weston)


Democracy Transformed: Perceived Legitimacy of the Institutional Shift from Election to Random Selection of Representatives (Simon Pek, Jeffrey Kennedy, & Adam Cronkright)


Citizen Panels and Opinion Polls: Convergence and Divergence in Policy Preferences (Shelley Boulianne, Kristjana Loptson, and David Kahane)


The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Inkwanweb: Deliberative Ethic/Voice in a Counterpublic’s Rhetoric? (Soumia Bardhan)


Political Deliberation, Interest Conflict, and the Common Knowledge Effect (C. Daniel Myers)


Outsourcing Participatory Democracy: Critical Reflections on the Participatory Budgeting Experiences in Taiwan (Poe Yu-ze Wan)



Me on the Map: A Case Study of Interactive Theatre and Public Participation (Stephen Williams, Jan Derbyshire, & Adrienne Wong)


The Role of the Local Community in Promoting Discursive Participation: A Reflection on Elderly People’s Meetings in a Small Rural Community in Finland (Ronja Kuokkanen)



Review of Political Translation: How Social Movement Democracies Survive by Nicole Doerr (Peter Levine)


Review of The Professionalization of Public Participation edited by Laurence Bherer, Mario Gautheir and Louis Simard Helen E. Christensen)

Review of Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement edited by Timothy J. Shaffer, Nicholas V. Longo, Idit Manosevich, and Maxine S. Thomas (Trevor Sprague & William Keith)


The Journal of Public Deliberation is supported by the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and the International Association for Public Participation, with contributions from: 

Click here to review the IAP2 archive of journal summaries.