Dr. Rikki Dean is post-doctoral fellow at the research unit for Democratic Innovations at the Institute of Political Science at FB 03. In his research, Rikki is interested in the empirical research on democracy. He seeks to combine democratic theory and public administration theory with empirical social science to understand issues in participatory governance. Prior to joining the institute of political science at Goehte, he completed his PhD at the London School of Economics on the topic of “Democratising Bureaucracy”, and worked at several universities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, and Westminster. He has been a visiting fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Innovation and Governance at Harvard University and the Université Libre in Brussels. He’s just returned to Frankfurt from Brussels and is currently focusing on projects about what citizens and other political actors want democracy to look like, and how citizen deliberation can be integrated into political institutions.
- Afsahi, Afsoun, Emily Beausoleil, Rikki Dean, Selen A. Ercan, and Jean-Paul Gagnon. 2020. “Democracy in a Global Emergency: Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Democratic Theory 7 (2): v–xix. https://doi.org/10.3167/dt.2020.070201
- Dean, Rikki J. 2017. “Beyond Radicalism and Resignation: The Competing Logics for Public Participation in Policy Decisions.” Policy & Politics 45 (2): 213–30. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557316X14531466517034
- ———. 2018. “Counter-Governance: Citizen Participation Beyond Collaboration.” Politics and Governance 6 (1): 180–88. https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v6i1.1221
- Gilens, Martin, and Benjamin I. Page. 2014. “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens.” Perspectives on Politics 12 (03): 564–81. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592714001595
- Gough, Ian. 2017. Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing. Heat, Greed and Human Need. Edward Elgar Publishing. https://www.elgaronline.com/view/9781785365102/chapter01.xhtml
- McCormick, John P. 2011. Machiavellian Democracy. Cambridge University Press.Smith, Graham. 2009. Democratic Innovations. Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511609848
- Vergara, Camila. 2020. Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic. Princeton University Press. Winters, Jeffrey A., and Benjamin I. Page. 2009. “Oligarchy in the United States?” Perspectives on Politics 7 (04): 731–51. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592709991770