Scaling-up deliberation


The most successful democratic innovations insofar have only been able to promote good deliberation by employing small discussion groups (5 to 15 participants). In the first field experiment of this ongoing project we show that it is possible to design online democratic innovations that can induce good argumentation in large groups of more than 150 participants using argument mapping.


In April 2016 I have won a new grant to expand the project (Scholio).


Download the paper


News 2024


[Phoenix update] We have finished the codesign of the pre/post surveys for the 11 Phoenix pilots


I got a bit of funding to redo the Brazilian PB Census


News 2023


[Phoenix update] Territorial Commissions of Codesigns are ongoing in 11 locations across Europe


I have got a bit of funding to assist the UK PB Network


We completed the Citizens' Assembly in Southampton


We did the first (at least I think it is the first) door knocking experiment applied to promote participation in a CA


In the fall I am on Sabbatical between Morocco, Italy and the UK


Demoplay project completed, we have a new version of EMPAVILLE!


Follow-up blog post in dialogic form with Kyle Redman in Deliberative Democracy Journal


Supporting Bologna CA evaluation coordination


The blog I wrote with Tiago Peixoto on Sortition and Representation has reached more than 5000 visualizations