Call for papers: Deliberation after consensus

The EPISTO project is co-organizing the workshop 'Deliberation after consensus: Democracy, epistemic quality and public discourse', which will take place in Paris on 20-21 November 2014.

The workshop is organized in collaboration between two research projects at the University of Oslo: The consensus paradox project led by Johan Karlsson Schaffer and Henrik Friberg-Fernros at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the EPISTO project led by ARENA's Cathrine Holst.

Keynote speakers at the event:

  • Professor Simone Chambers (University of Toronto)
  • Professor Jürg Steiner (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Bern University)

Call for papers

The conveners welcome contributions from scholars in political science, philosophy, law, media and communication, and related disciplines on the following topics:

  • What is the role of consensus in deliberative democratic theory?
  • How does agreement affect the quality of subsequent deliberation? 
  • How to measure deliberative rationality and epistemic quality?
  • What is the relationship between expert discourse, democratic deliberation and epistemic quality in political processes?

Deadline: 1 September 2014


Published May 12, 2014 2:04 PM - Last modified May 10, 2016 11:30 AM