Universität Stuttgart (Prof. Bächtiger)


Actor: Research and education

Mission: My research aims to understand how we can renew our democracies by communication and deliberation. The key goal is to develop novel links between normative theory and empirical political science, as well as to transform normative ideas into practical applications. My current research focuses on optimal forms of deliberation, the quality of public discourse, deliberative abilities of ordinary citizens, opinion formation in deliberative fora, the potential of citizen deliberation in direct democracy, deliberation on political rights of foreigners, and the public justification of political decisions.

Primary Focus: Deliberative democracy