Articles by Oliver Escobar

11 2021

Deliberating online in a crisis: yes we can (and why we should)

Oliver Escobar
Can we trust the public to have constructive conversations to inform decision-making in a national crisis? Based on two online, public deliberation forums that they ran and analysed during lockdown, Rachel Thompson, Anna McKeon, Stephen Elstub and Oliver Escobar argue that public deliberation should be a critical element in any crisis response
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Oliver Escobar
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Edinburgh

Oliver is Academic Lead on Democratic Innovation at the Edinburgh Futures Instituteand Co-director of CRITIQUE (Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought).

He works on social and democratic innovation, with a focus on political inequalities and the governance of the future.

Follow him on Twitter @OliverEscobar

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