I am a Research Associate at the Centre for the Future of Democracy, working on the strengths, uses and permutations of contemporary deliberative democracy. My research develops a critique of representative or electoral democracy’s capacity to meet certain democratic ideals, and asks whether or to what degree deliberative practices could mitigate those shortcomings. I am particularly interested in the effect of deliberation on climate politics.
In a past life, I was an intellectual historian, principally interested in early modern philosophy (natural and political). My PhD (King’s College, Cambridge) was a study of the disciplinary relationship between natural philosophy and theology in seventeenth-century England.
Episode | June 4th, 2020 | 54 mins 44 secs
In this episode we speak with Harry Pearse. He works with the Center for the Future of Democracy at the University of Cambridge. We talk about the relationship between scientific experts, policy makers, and the broader public in the midst of dealing with crises like pandemics.