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 applied to a grant to expand the pilot project.


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New grant to replicate argument mapping experiment!


Empatia goes gold! Platform is ready and looks amazing.


Brazilian Participatory Budgeting Census 2012-2016 completed (old version here)


Argument mapping paper forthcoming in New Media and Society.


"Failures to analyze Failures" paper forthcoming in PS.


Working paper on multi-channel Democratic Innovations