[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150103615]
Researchers Prof John Dryzek; Dr Selen Ercan; A/Prof Paul Fawcett; Dr Carolyn Hendriks; Dr Michael Jensen
Brief description The ever-increasing volume of political communication (especially online) challenges democracy and effective policy making. The aim is to examine whether, how, why, and to what effect discourse flows within and between different sites in the new politics of communicative plenty. This research applies the idea of deliberative democracy, which puts meaningful communication between citizens and policy makers at the heart of effective governance. It develops a deliberative analysis of controversy surrounding coal seam gas in Australia, using qualitative and ‘big data’ techniques to collect information. The knowledge generated will inform efforts to put deliberative democracy into practice, as well as more effective environmental governance.
Funding Amount 369700
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects