Articles by Jamie Pow

June 1, 2021

How minipublics can help democracy – even if the wider public can’t take part

Jamie Pow
In representative democracies, many citizens feel disconnected from those who make political decisions on their behalf. In extreme cases, they may even refuse to accept democratic decisions and contemplate alternative forms of government. Lisa van Dijk, James Pow and Sofie Marien test the effectiveness of ‘minipublics’ to offset these problems
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Jamie Pow
Lecturer in Political Science, Queen’s University Belfast

Jamie's research focuses on the way citizens engage with democratic decision-making, including through elections, mini-publics and referendums.

He has a particular interest in democratic innovations and their perceived legitimacy.

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