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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 the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics, and was recently a visiting fellow at Harvard University'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 research assistant at INLOGOV, University of Birmingham, researching accountability in local governance. He tweets at @Rikki_Dean.

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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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