The author argues that scholars can best advance public dialogue and deliberation by conducting systematic research on practical innovations that have the potential to improve political discourse. The author explains and justifies this position through a personal narrative that recounts formative experiences with debate, group dialogue, political campaigns, academic research, and electoral reform.
research, praxis, political reform, ideological conflict, deliberation, dialogue, activism
How to Cite
Gastil J., (2014) “Why I Study Public Deliberation”, Journal of Public Deliberation 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.183