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NBSEAS: Nicole Curato talks to Baogang He about “Deliberative Democracy in Asia”

Southeast Asia is a area usually related to authoritarian resilience and democratic decline. On this podcast, Professor Baogang He examines the assorted methods by which Southeast Asian nations have institutionalised mechanisms for deliberative democracy to handle advanced governance points. He’s the editor (along with Michael Breen, and James Fishkin) of Deliberative Democracy in Asia (Routledge, 2022).

Deliberative democracy—an method to political decision-making that locations emphasis on inclusive, reflective, and other-regarding dialogue—is manifest in long-standing practices of consensus-building and communitarian politics within the area. Professor He explains how introducing public deliberation into totally different political regimes can concurrently give voice to abnormal residents whereas additionally entrenching elite domination. Professor He attracts on a variety of case research in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, and displays on the broader development of deliberative democratization in Asia and past.

Baogang He’s a Professor of Worldwide Relations at Deakin College in Australia.

Nicole Curato is a Professor of Sociology within the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and International Governance on the College of Canberra. She co-hosts the New Books in Southeast Asia Research channel.

This episode was created in collaboration with Erron C. Medina of the Growth Research Program of Ateneo De Manila College.



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