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Pierrick Chalaye

PhD Candidate (recently completed) / research assistant

Bio

Pierrick Chalaye recently completed his PhD at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra. He is now a research associate with the Centre. His work focuses on global and comparative environmental politics, cross-cultural approaches to decision-making and participatory and deliberative democratic theories and practices.

PhD supervisors

  • John S. Dryzek (Primary Supervisor)

  • Jonathan Pickering (Secondary Supervisor)

  • Peter Bridgewater (Secondary Supervisor)

Administration

  • Convener, Deliberative Democracy Reading Group

Dissertation

Pierrick’s thesis compares two western democracies with well-developed environmental governance architectures, France and Australia, in order to bring attention to what exactly in their democratic systems helps in valuing (or dismissing) biodiversity. Combining document analysis (media articles, publications, consultation procedures), key stakeholders’ interviews, and participatory event observations, this thesis demonstrates that France performs higher than Australia when it comes to prioritising biodiversity concerns in decision-making. The French better performance is partly due to a more plural and inclusive discursive landscape in which biodiversity discourses productively interact and get more easily transmitted in the decision-making processes.

Key Publications

  • Chalaye, P. (2021). The Discursive Sources of Environmental Progress and its Limits: Biodiversity Politics in France. Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Working Paper No. 2021/01, Canberra, Australia: Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance.

  • Nishiyama, K., Russell, W. & Chalaye, P. (2020). Facilitation of deliberation in the classroom: The interplay of facilitative technique and design to increase inclusiveness. Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Working Paper 3:1-22. Retrieved Sept 10, 2020, from https://www.governanceinstitute.edu.au/magma/media/upload/ckeditor/files/[Centre]%20WP-2020-3.pdf

  • Russell, W., Nishiyama, K., & Chalaye, P. (2019a) Deliberation in Ainslie School. Project Report submitted to International Association for Public Participation Australasia.

  • Russell, W., Nishiyama, K., & Chalaye, P. (2019b) Deliberation in Hawker College. Project Report submitted to International Association for Public Participation Australasia.

  • Gagnon, J., Beausoleil, E., Son, K., Arguelles, C., Chalaye, P., & Johnston, C. N. (2018). What is populism? Who is the populist?, Democratic Theory, 5(2), vi-xxvi. Retrieved Dec 16, 2018, from https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/democratic-theory/5/2/dt050201.xml

Conference Presentations

  • Transmission in the deliberative system, Deliberative Democracy Summer School, March 2020, Canberra

  • The Collapsology movement, Earthly Entanglements: Politics in the Anthropocene, February 2019, Canberra

  • La gouvernance de la biodiversité: de l’importance des discours, De la Démocratisation des Politiques Publiques sur les Enjeux Air Climat Santé, June 2019, Montpellier (France)

Teaching

  • Tutor, European politics, 2020

  • Tutor, Social and political theory, 2019-2020

  • Tutor, Introduction to public policy, 2019-2020

  • Tutor, Professional orientation, 2020

Public Engagement