This Action’s main aim is to systematize, conceptualize and epistemically upgrade theoretical and empirical knowledge of the influence of past practices of deliberation on contemporary decision-making. With this emphasis, the Action is placed at the centre of the topical debates about the potential role of deliberative democracy in stabilizing social and political spheres and coping with contemporary challenges and risks. It will push human abilities to prevent conflicts through deliberation and to decide on development issues through dialogue to the forefront of our research.
The Action will explore relationships between the past, present and future forms of deliberation by taking into account: 1) historical deliberative practices (diachronic aspects); 2) culture, cognition and narratives of legitimacy (synchronic aspects); and 3) goals of deliberative democracy, set as guiding principles aimed to ensure general well-being and the positive development of society (integrative level). In this respect the Action aims to design a research framework to test its original concept and main research method – transhistorical deliberative democracy.
The Action will establish innovative collaborations with various types of stakeholders and create an interdisciplinary, fully open and flexible international platform to discuss existing research approaches to decision-making, initiate new synergies, and devise a set of toolkits and guidelines, which will enable decision-makers and other stakeholders to design and implement policies by considering the impacts of embedded patterns of deliberation on local, national and transnational levels. The Action is designed with a focus on the inclusion of young researchers from ICTs in interdisciplinary and international research environments.
transhistorical deliberative democracy - culture, cognition and narratives of legitimacy - societal transformation, decision-making - historical and contemporary deliberative practices - social antagonisms and power imbalances
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Action Vice Chair|
|Grant Holder Scientific Representative|
|Science Communication Coordinator|
|Grant Awarding Coordinator|
|1||Past practices of deliberation|
|2||Culture, cognition and narratives of legitimization|
|3||Past deliberative practices and contemporary risks|