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Global Citizen Deliberation: Analysing a Deliberative Documentary

Investigator(s):

John S. Dryzek, Simon Niemeyer, Nicole Curato

Global Citizen Deliberation: Analysing a Deliberative Documentary

Funded by Australian Research Council Linkage Project (AU$439,000), the Project Team includes:

  • John S. Dryzek

  • Simon Niemeyer

  • Nicole Curato


Global Citizen Deliberation: Analysing a Deliberative Documentary. The project aims to enact and film the world’s first truly global citizens’ deliberation, a global citizens’ assembly (GCA) on genome editing, and proceed to analyse the impact of the ‘deliberative documentary’ film on public understanding of complex, fast-evolving science and technology. It will investigate the cross-cultural capacity of citizens to deliberate complex value-laden issues, and so ascertain prospects for an informed global public response to challenges posed by genome editing. Research will test the effects of the deliberative documentary on viewers, examining benefits of communicating complex issues via the work of the GCA. Other benefits include improving public trust in governance and advancing the Australian film industry.