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AR; Is Deliberative Democracy a Falsifiable Theory?

In its current form, it might (not) be. Interested? Diana C. Mutz’s 2008 article might just prove to be one of the most important articles I’ve come across (thanks to my supervisor). It builds a very compelling case against the … Continue reading

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Operationalizing deliberation

I’ve been, for some time, working on conceptualizing and operationalizing “deliberation” – after all, this is what I’ll look for in analysing the discussions on social news websites. Janssen and Kies (2005) offer a comprehensive rundown on previous attempts at … Continue reading

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AR; political discussion frequency, network size, and heterogeneity of discussions

_ Not one of the snappiest titles ever, but the original – from William P. Eveland, Jr. and Myiah Hutchens Hively, is even longer. In their paper they have reviewed considerable amounts of previous research material on political discussion, and … Continue reading

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A new paper

I have compiled a short paper venturing into the content and source analysis of social news websites – you can find it on the “Papers” section of this blog. I plan to present the paper at the 2009 Conference on … Continue reading

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