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Testing assumptions in deliberative democratic design: the participedia data archive as an analytic tool

Testing assumptions in deliberative democratic design: the participedia data archive as an analytic tool
Testing assumptions in deliberative democratic design: the participedia data archive as an analytic tool
At smaller social scales, deliberative democratic theory can be restated as an input-process-output model. We advance such a model to formulate hypotheses about how the context and design of a civic engagement process shape the deliberation that takes place therein, as well as the impact of the deliberation on participants and subsequent policymaking. To test those claims, we extract and code case studies from Participedia.net, a research platform that has adopted a self-directed crowd-sourcing strategy to collect data on participatory institutions and deliberative interventions around the world. We explain and confront the challenges faced in coding and analyzing the Participedia cases, which involves managing reliability issues and missing data. In spite of those difficulties, regression analysis of the coded cases shows compelling results, which provide considerable support for our general theoretical model. We conclude with reflections on the implications of our findings for deliberative theory, the design of democratic innovations, and the utility of Participedia as a data archive.
1937-2840
Gastil, John
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Richards Jr., Robert C.
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Ryan, Matthew
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Smith, Graham
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Gastil, John
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Ryan, Matthew
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Gastil, John, Richards Jr., Robert C., Ryan, Matthew and Smith, Graham (2017) Testing assumptions in deliberative democratic design: the participedia data archive as an analytic tool. Journal of Public Deliberation, 13 (2), [1].

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At smaller social scales, deliberative democratic theory can be restated as an input-process-output model. We advance such a model to formulate hypotheses about how the context and design of a civic engagement process shape the deliberation that takes place therein, as well as the impact of the deliberation on participants and subsequent policymaking. To test those claims, we extract and code case studies from Participedia.net, a research platform that has adopted a self-directed crowd-sourcing strategy to collect data on participatory institutions and deliberative interventions around the world. We explain and confront the challenges faced in coding and analyzing the Participedia cases, which involves managing reliability issues and missing data. In spite of those difficulties, regression analysis of the coded cases shows compelling results, which provide considerable support for our general theoretical model. We conclude with reflections on the implications of our findings for deliberative theory, the design of democratic innovations, and the utility of Participedia as a data archive.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 June 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 November 2017
Published date: 6 November 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 412103
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412103
ISSN: 1937-2840
PURE UUID: 4a9b87c2-bcf0-4119-b87a-96bcdbe2d4b4
ORCID for Matthew Ryan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8693-5063

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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2017 09:43
Last modified: 11 Nov 2022 05:01

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Author: John Gastil
Author: Robert C. Richards Jr.
Author: Matthew Ryan ORCID iD
Author: Graham Smith

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