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About Rikki Dean

Rikki Dean primarily researches approaches to public participation in social policy decision-making. He is a PhD student in the Department of Social Policy and Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics, and was recently a visiting democracy fellow at the Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. He is also currently a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster teaching innovations in democratic practice, as well as a research assistant at INLOGOV, University of Birmingham researching accountability in local governance. He tweets at @Rikki_Dean.

Articles by Rikki Dean

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Democracy matters, but how?

The launch of the Democracy Matters report on Citizens' Assemblies in Sheffield and Southampton gives us an opportunity to tease out the different understandings of why 'participation' matters. 

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