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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

 

 

Harry is a Research Associate at the Centre for the Future of Democracy, working on the strengths, uses and permutations of contemporary deliberative democracy.

His 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.

 

 

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Research

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.

Publications

Key publications: 
"Refurbishing Democracy: More Direct, More Deliberate, and Younger"Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, 5, 1 (2022), 11-15
 
 
"Deliberation, Citizen Science and Covid-19"The Political Quarterly, 91, 2 (2020), 571-577
 

Historical faith and philosophical theology: the case of Thomas White”, Intellectual History Review, 26, no. 2, (2016), 221-243.

Research Associate at the Centre for the Future of Democracy
 Harry  Pearse

Contact Details

hjp32@cam.ac.uk

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