About Journal of Deliberative Democracy

The Journal of Deliberative Democracy (formerly the Journal of Public Deliberation) is an open access journal publishing articles that shape the course of scholarship on deliberative democracy. It is the forum for the latest thinking, emerging debates, alternative perspectives, as well as critical views on deliberation. The journal welcomes submissions from all theoretical and methodological traditions. It aims to be the platform to broker knowledge between scholars and practitioners of citizen engagement.

The journal is supported by the newDemocracy Foundation, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and the International Association for Public Participation. It is hosted at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra, Australia, and co-edited by Nicole Curato with Kim Strandberg, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, André Bächtiger, University of Stuttgart, Germany, and Graham Smith, University of Westminster, UK

Editors: David Brinker (Guest Editor), Justin Reedy (Guest Editor), Michael E. Morrell (Guest Editor), Robert C. Richards (Guest Editor)


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Call for Editors - Journal of Deliberative Democracy
Posted by Philippa Grand on 2022-09-26

Call for New EditorsThe Journal of Deliberative Democracy is pleased to invite expressions of interest for the editorship of the journal. The new editorial team is expected to serve from April 2023 to April 2026. Multi-institutional and multi-country bids are encouraged but not required.Established in 2005 (originally as the Journal of Public Deliberation) the journal is a forum for the latest [...]

Out now: Symposium on Online Deliberation and #CivicTech
Posted by Andrew Lockett on 2021-06-02

Published as part of issue 17:1 our journal's Symposium on Online Deliberation and #CivicTech is now available. 

The Journal of Deliberative Democracy welcomes submissions.
Posted by Nicole Curato on 2021-02-22

The Journal of Deliberative Democracy (formerly the Journal of Public Deliberation) publishes articles that shape the course of scholarship on deliberative democracy. It is the forum for the latest thinking, emerging debates, alternative perspectives, as well as critical views on deliberation. The journal welcomes submissions from all theoretical and methodological traditions. It aims [...]

Visit the journal's companion piece - the Deliberative Democracy Digest
Posted by Andrew Lockett on 2021-02-11

The Deliberative Democracy Digest publishes a roundup of recent developments in the theory and practice of deliberative democracy. It is the companion piece of the academic publication Journal of Deliberative Democracy (formerly Journal of Public Deliberation).The digest seeks to contribute to ongoing conversations about how deliberative democracy can reform our political [...]

Out now: Special issue on Democracy Without Shortcuts
Posted by Janeway Account on 2021-01-20

This Special Issue uses Cristina Lafont’s latest book Democracy without Shortcuts to stimulate a focused debate about the role of minipublics in democratic systems and the normative and practical prospects of a participatory and deliberative democracy. Read the Special Issue here. The roundup of key insights in this issue is available in our Digest.