Articles by Lisa Van Dijk

June 1, 2021

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

Lisa Van Dijk
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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Lisa Van Dijk
PhD candidate, KU Leuven

Lisa is a researcher with KU Leuven's Democratic Innovations & Legitimacy Research Group.

Her PhD focuses on whether deliberative minipublics can help to address widespread dissatisfaction with politics.

Follow her on Twitter @GHSvanDijk

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