The systemic approach


My most recent research, in collaboration with too many friends to cite, is integrating the knowledge developed to build the data structure of Participedia and the research conducted on multichannel democratic innovations in the Empatia project to create a unified framework to support empirical research on participatory and deliberative processes. This is an empirical counterpart to the normative deliberative system theory.


The first paper I am completing leverages the systemic approach to systematize the knowledge we have on the impact of minipublics on efficacy.

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