Knowledge Democracy: the potential of participatory and deliberative democratic research in applied academy, community and policy contexts

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Posted on behalf of Dr Clodagh Harris (UCC) and Dr Gemma Carney (QUB)

On Monday April 7th the PSAI specialist group on participatory and deliberative democracy in partnership with Campus Engage will be hosting a seminar on ‘Knowledge Democracy: the potential of participatory and deliberative democratic research in applied academy, community and policy contexts’.

Professor Gerry Stoker (University of Southampton), the key note speaker will present on ‘Using research to see like a citizen’. Other papers will look at the relevance of political science, civic engagement in higher education, and citizen participation and empowerment in local government. The seminar will run from 10-1pm and will take place in the NUI offices in Merrion Square. All are welcome. Please contact Dr Gemma Carney at g.carney@qub.ac.uk to register. Full programme below.

 

‘Knowledge Democracy: the potential of participatory and deliberative democratic research in applied academy, community and policy contexts’.

 

NUI offices, Merrion Square, Dublin

10am-1pm, Monday April 7, 2014.

 

9.30am Registration

10.00am Introductory Remarks, Dr. Gemma Carney, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast.

10.05 am Lorraine McIrath, PI of Campus Engage ‘Civic Engagement within Higher Education in Ireland – from periphery to core’

10.15-11.00am KEYNOTE: Professor Gerry Stoker (University of Southampton) ‘Using Research to See Like a Citizen’

11.15am – 11.40am Dr. Clodagh Harris, UCC, ‘Making Political Science relevant: the role for participatory and deliberative democracy research’
12.00-12.20pm Dr. Deiric Ó Broin, DCU, Politics, Participation and Power at Local Level in Ireland: towards a public sphere of empowerment and participation?.

12.20-12.45pm Discussion and Questions.

1.00pm Close.

This event is sponsored by Campus Engage and the PSAI Specialist Group in Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

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