Deliberative
Integrity

What ethical dilemmas do scholars and practitioners of deliberative democracy face? How can we uphold standards of integrity when convening deliberative processes?

Defining
Deliberative
Integrity

Ethical integrity is vital to the practice of democracy, but discussions on what it takes to uphold the highest standards of integrity when convening deliberative processes have yet to take place.

This project will develop the concept of deliberative integrity through grounded empirical research with academics and practitioners, advocates, and critics of deliberative democracy.

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“The norms of deliberative democracy sit uncomfortably alongside the rough and tumble of interest group and activist politics.”
– C. Hendriks, When the Forum Meets Interest Politics

Research Notes

Read our short memos based on our empirical research.

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What we're reading

There is a growing literature covering topics of integrity and ethics in deliberative processes. Here’s what we’ve read so far. Help us build our reading list by sending suggestions to the project team.

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Collaborate with us

We are keen to collaborate with various stakeholders committed to promoting deliberative integrity in Australia and around the world.

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The Team

The Deliberative Integrity Project is based at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra.

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FUNDING DECLARATION

This research is funded by the Australian Research Council’s Special Research Initiative (SR200200739) and the Faculty of Business, Government & Law at the University of Canberra.

Get in touch

Prof Nicole Curato
Project Leader
Centre for Deliberative Democracy & Global Governance
11 Kirinari Street, University of Canberra, ACT 2617
Nicole.Curato@canberra.edu.au

“Authentic deliberation is made into deliberation that is managed expertly, with participants encouraged to speak from the heart, domineering speakers gently curbed, and the group adroitly moved to common ground.”
– F. Polletta, Inventing Ties that Bind