The Journal of Deliberative Democracy has published a new thematic collection on the theme of ‘deliberation amid deep conflict’. Societies marked by deep divisions post challenges for deliberation. They may have entrenched interests, power inequities and a history of ill-will and misconceptions – yet deliberation also potentially transforms intergroup conflict and promotes reconciliation, mutual respect and cooperation.
Drawing on articles from the last ten years, this collection spotlights the functions, practices and limitations of democratic deliberation during conflict, exploring how deliberation can cultivate recognition and understanding of opposing views within the political system, how it can promote peace, stability and integration in deeply divided societies, the importance of adapting deliberative democracy to local contexts, and the need for empirical investigation by researchers in order to contextualise assumptions about deliberation’s impacts.
The Journal of Deliberative Democracy is pleased to invite expressions of interest for the editorship of the journal. The new editorial team is expected to serve from April 2023 to April 2026. Multi-institutional and multi-country bids are encouraged but not required.
Established in 2005 (originally as the Journal of Public Deliberation) the journal is a forum for the latest thinking, emerging debates, alternative perspectives and critical views on deliberation. It publishes on all theoretical and methodological traditions and aims to broker knowledge between scholars and practitioners of citizen engagement. Supported by the NewDemocracy Foundation, the International Association for Public Participation and the University of Westminster, the journal is fully open access, with no fees for authors or readers. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to publish in order to prevent delays in making content publicly available, and the journal also publishes themed Collections.
Published by the University of Westminster Press, the journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCO and the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, and is included in Science Open. It has a global audience across 190 countries and achieves average usage figures of over 16,000 per month. This is an opportunity to oversee the next stage of development of this established and respected journal on a topic of increasing importance internationally.
General responsibilities of the Editor include:
Assisting in the peer review of scholarly submissions via the Janeway manuscript submission system
Overseeing new Collections
Being the focus of editorial activity in their speciality, working to enhance the journal’s visibility and reputation in the field
Actively recruiting authors to contribute to the journal
Assisting in the framing of journal editorial policy and development of the journal
Assisting in the appointment of other editorial team members, ensuring members reflect the diversity of the field and the range of perspectives within the community
Attending Editorial Board Meetings
Representing the journal and promoting it wherever possible
EOIs should not be more than 500 words and should cover the following topics:
Names and institutional affiliations of the proposed editorial team
Reasons for editing JDD
Priorities for the JDD in the next three years
Plans for the Deliberative Democracy Digest
Institutional resources available to support the journal (JDD is funded by the newDemocracy Foundation, IAP2 and the University of Westminster Press but identify possible support from your institution/s like teaching relief, financial and other in-kind resources).
The journal invites EOIs to be submitted on/by 30 October 2022.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in November.
All enquiries and EOIs should be directed via email in the first instance to: