What is it about?

This article analyses the current methodological debate within the field of deliberative democracy and provides some analytical suggestions about the research and methodological directions to analyze the field by considering theory falsifiability. It describes the explorative power of various methodologies and the potential in adopting mix-methods research and configurational comparative methods in analysing deliberative democracy.

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Why is it important?

The article provides important suggestions on how to systematically analyse deliberative democratic theory considering theory testing approaches. It is also an example of configurational meta-analysis.


I hope this article provides some concrete ideas on how can be analysed deliberative democracy considering theory falsifiability.

Dr Francesco Veri
Universitat Zurich

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This page is a summary of: Exploring Methodological Challenges in Deliberative Democracy, Comparative Sociology, April 2022, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15691330-bja10051.
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