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Talk: 'The How, Why, and What of Measuring Political Systems' Deliberativeness' by Dannica Fleuß - 10/12/2020

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Lecture on 10/12/2020, Thursday 18:00 CET (Paris-Berlin-Rome) - 5:00 p.m. GMT (London)

Title: Cognitive Frames, Habits, Culture, Institutions – Features and Mechanisms to Reduce Complexity and Explain / Enable Action

Speaker: Dannica Fleuß

Abstract: Measuring democratic deliberation is necessary for a valid measurement of democratic quality or legitimacy. Yet, it poses serious theoretical-conceptual and methodological challenges. The most serious problem in the context of research on democratic performance is the need for a theoretical and methodological approach for "upscaling" the measurement of deliberation from the micro and meso level to the macro level. I propose a systemic framework for this purpose. Building on this framework, I offer a modular approach and outline strategies for conceptualization, measurement, and aggregation which can be adjusted to make the measurement of democratic deliberation suitable for various research goals and purposes. I refer to exemplary findings from ongoing and recent research projects to illustrate the individual steps or 'modules'.

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