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The “Demo.Talks” masterclasses have arrived, bringing together experts from different parts of the world to share their knowledge on deliberative democracy, innovation, activism and many other topics.

We have 10 master classes in our program, if you take the tests of 80% of the master classes, we will send you a certificate of participation. Here are some of our Demo.Talks, you can’t miss them!
  • Origin, principles and relevance of deliberative democracy
  • Barriers to deliberative democracy Structural factors
  • Barriers to deliberative democracy II – Functional factors: design and implementation, between expectations and frustra
  • Principles of deliberative democracy I – Who participates? inclusion by civic lottery

This methodology is designed so that you can learn and/or strengthen your knowledge, do not forget that after the master is published only during 8 calendar days the form will be enabled to send a question, this will be reviewed by the Demo.Reset team and will be sent to the teacher to be answered via mail, the most relevant questions will remain after the first 8 days in the master as frequently asked questions with your answer.

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Democratic Innovations in the Global South

Objective of this master class: Provide an introduction to the key concepts and institutions of the field of Democratic Innovations. To deepen its application in the Global South. Reflect on the powers and challenges of democratic innovations as tools to combat the problems facing situated democracies.

Professor: Azucena Morán

Professor: Melisa Ross

PDF Document

The teacher prepared a document where you will find complete information on the entire master class, in some cases with additional resources such as bibliography and links that you can consult for more information on the subject of the master. Download it and make it part of your digital library.

knowledge test

It is ideal that after the master class you test your knowledge, this is a test of 5 multiple choice questions. When you finish you can share on your social networks and invite more people to meet and do the Demo.Talks.

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1. What do we need to consider before implementing deliberative forums in the Global South?

2. What is democratic innovation according to an expansive definition?

3. How can citizens become involved in the governance of their territories?


As in any class sometimes questions arise, in Demo.Reset we want your questions to be answered by the teacher, for this reason we enable this form for 8 days after the launch of the master, so that you are one of the privileged to have direct response; And as our goal is to generate network and knowledge after that period the most relevant questions will be selected as frequently asked questions.

Form open from June 20,
2023 to August 4, 2023.

master class 6

Deliberation and participatory democracy in Latin America

Objective of this master class: In this class we are going to delve into who participates, who are the actors who participate and what citizenship participates. And to do that we are going to look at a key concept, which is the civic lottery.

Yanina Welp

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1. According to the teacher, different instruments of citizen participation can be combined. Which of the following corresponds to an instrument of citizen participation?

2. Which of the following statements is false?

3. Who convenes the processes of direct democracy in Latin America?

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Principles of deliberative democracy II - Consensus and decision making.

Objective of this master class: In this class we are going to delve into who participates, who are the actors who participate and what citizenship participates. And to do that we are going to look at a key concept, which is the civic lottery.

Claudia Chwalisz

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1. What kind of decisions can be made in the deliberation spaces?

2. Deliberative processes can also help engender support for public decisions amongst the wider public, as people are more likely to trust a decision that has been informed by ordinary people?

3. What is the point of talking about consensus in deliberative democracy?

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Principles of deliberative democracy I - ¿Quién participa? inclusión mediante sorteo cívico.

Objective of this master class: In this class we are going to delve into who participates, who are the actors who participate and what citizenship participates. And to do that we are going to look at a key concept, which is the civic lottery.

Yago Bermejo

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1. How to mitigate the risk of fewer people attending than originally invited to the participation space without affecting the descriptive representation of the draw?

2. Which of the following statements is false?

3. Participation by lottery improves trust between the State and the citizenry because:

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Barriers to deliberative democracy II - Functional factors.

Objective of this master class: Discuss how and what functional barriers manifest themselves in deliberative mini-publics as obstacles to participation. And, consider how they can be addressed in the design and implementation of deliberative mini-publics.


Susan Lee

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1. What are the most common selection criteria in citizen deliberation processes?

2. What knowledge should the citizens who participate in the deliberation spaces have?

3. What knowledge do the facilitators who lead the deliberation spaces need to have?

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Barriers to deliberative democracy I - Structural factors.

Objective of this master class: This class aims to identify the structural factors that present themselves as barriers to deliberative democracy.

maria paulina ibarra

Maria Paulina Ibarra

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1. In which of the following moments are structural barriers to deliberative democracy most evident?

2. Who is responsible for addressing the structural barriers to deliberative democracy?

3. Which of the following statements can be considered structural barriers to deliberative democracy?

master class 1

Origin, principles and relevance of deliberative democracy

Objective of this master class: To explain the origins of deliberative democracy, its fundamental principles and its relevance in the current situation. 

Andre Noel Roth

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1. What does deliberation consist of in modern times?

2. Which of the following principles do NOT belong to deliberative democracy?

3. Of the following sentences, Which best defines the principle of equality?


Which of the following sentences best defines the principle of inclusion?

5. One of the objectives of deliberative democracy is to

At the beginning of each month we are sending out our ON.Reset, where you will find three sections:
1. How we are doing (findings and current project agenda).
2. What’s coming up (what are our next events).
3. Recommendations of the month (three articles that will contribute to the knowledge).

Azucena Morán

Research associate at the Institute for Sustainability Research – Helmholtz Center Potsdam. Her transdisciplinary work explores deliberative and participatory responses to planetary challenges. She serves on the Editorial Board of Participedia and on the Steering Committee on Democratic Innovations of the European Consortium for Policy Research (ECPR).

Melisa Ross

PhD candidate at the Berlin Graduate School for Social Sciences (BGSS) of Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and a research fellow of the Healthier Democracies project led by Public Agenda in New York, USA. “My research focuses on the Latin- American left turn, postneoliberalism, citizen participation and democratic innovations”.

Yanina Welp

Associate researcher at the Albert Hirschman Center on Democracy, Graduate Institute, Geneva (Switzerland) and editorial coordinator of Agenda Pública. Between 2016 and 2019 she was co-director of the Latin American Zurich Center, at the University of Zurich. She has a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) and a degree in Political Science and Social Communication Sciences, both from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). She obtained the Habilitation with the Venia Legendi in Latin American Studies from the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland). She is co-founder of the Red de Politólogas. She specializes in the study of political participation, a topic on which she has published books, articles, and book chapters.

Claudia Chwalisz

Claudia is the lead author of the first OECD report on deliberative democracy: Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave (2020; co-authored with Ieva Cesnulaityte), and she led the development of the OECD Good Practice Principles for Deliberative Processes. She oversaw the development of the OECD Evaluation Guidelines for Representative Deliberative Processes (2021) is the author of a new OECD paper on Eight Ways to Institutionalise Deliberative Democracy (2021). She co-ordinated the OECD Innovative Citizen Participation Network of leading international practitioners, academics, public servants, artists, and designers, and she edited the OECD’s online digest Participo.

Yago Bermejo

Yago has been working on democratic participation projects for more than 10 years. He has experience in facilitation, process design and strategies for the use of democratic digital tools. From 2016 to 2019, he has been responsible for ParticipaLab, a democratic innovation laboratory, at Medialab Prado, in coordination with the Participation Area of the Madrid City Council, in which he has developed numerous projects related to Decide Madrid as well as the design of the Observatory of the City and the G1000 of Madrid, pioneering experiences in the use of lottery and deliberation in Spain.

Susan Lee

Susan is a student and democracy practitioner from Seoul, South Korea. In 2020, she co-founded the World Citizens’ Assembly, a prototype for a global citizen’s assembly based on iterative pilot testing, with Yago Bermejo Abati. In 2021, Deliberativa began co-incubating the Global Assembly, the first sortition-selected global citizens’ assembly in the lead-up to COP26. Deliberativa coordinated the delivery of pilot tests on multilingual virtual deliberation to inform the final Assembly design. As part of the Implementation Circle, Susan supported the recruitment and management of 100+ global partners to implement a decentralized sortition and train local hosts of Assembly participants. In the fall of 2021, she co-designed and implemented the deliberative process and output consolidation methodology. Susan has been the main spokesperson for the GA since the project launched; you can see some of Susan’s media work here and here. Susan is interested in imagining participative models of global governance, decolonizing deliberative democracy, and placing youth at the front of the deliberative wave.

Maria Paulina Ibarra

Executive Director of Fundación Multitudes, a non-profit organization based in Chile. She has global experience in transparency, citizen participation and accountability, having worked with organizations such as Open Government Partnership and the World Bank. She holds a BA in Communication from Marymount University, and an MA in Communication from Georgetown University.

Andre Noel Roth

He is a Political Scientist (1990), Master in Political Science (1994) and Doctor in Economic and Social Sciences, mention in Political Science (1999) from the Université de Genève-Switzerland. He has been professor of public policy analysis in Switzerland and in several universities in Colombia and Latin America. Since 2006, he is a Research Professor (currently tenured) attached to the Department of Political Science of the Faculty of Law, Political and Social Sciences (FDCPyS) of the National University of Colombia, Bogotá. He has held the positions of Coordinator of the Doctorate in Political Studies and International Relations, Director of the journal Ciencia Política, Director of the Instituto de Investigación Socio-jurídica UNIJUS and Vice-Dean of Research and Extension of the FDCPyS. He is also Director of the Research Group “Analysis of Public Policies and Public Management”. Public Policy and Public Management Analysis” (APPGP) (category B Colciencias 2021), Coordinator of the Innovation in Governance Innovation in Governance Laboratory (GobLab) of the FDCPyS, Co-coordinator of the group Comparative Public Policy group of ALACIP and Co-editor of the journal Mundos Plurales (FLACSO-Ecuador). Ecuador). He has published several books and dozens of chapters and articles on public policy and administration. administration.