Claudia Chwalisz, one of the Crick Centre’s 2015 Crook Public Service Fellows, has discussed her research at a Policy Network seminar on Canadian insights into deliberative democracy.
Claudia chaired a discussion with Peter MacLeod, founder and principal of the Canadian company MASS LBP about people-powered policymaking and his efforts to popularise more deliberative processes for government.
Claudia Chwalisz, Crook Public Service Fellow
Claudia Chwalisz is a policy researcher at Policy Network. For the past two years, she has been leading the Policy Network and Barrow Cadbury Trust project on ‘Understanding the Populist Signal.’ This work has focused on the political drivers of populism – disillusionment with political parties, politicians and elections. It considers if this discontentment can be alleviated through democratic innovations that rely on the principles of random selection and deliberation, and whether involving citizens more directly in political decision-making can help rebuild trust in politics over the long term.
Claudia’s other research concerns welfare state revision and renewal in post-crisis Europe, more specifically how states can alter the underlying distribution of market outcomes to rely less on traditional post hoc redistribution. She is co-editor with Patrick Diamond of The Predistribution Agenda: Tackling inequality and supporting sustainable growth (I.B. Tauris, forthcoming July 2015).
Claudia’s Fellowship at the Crick Centre will continue her research into democratic innovations.