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Harry Pearse

Affiliated Researcher - Centre for the Future of Democracy

Harry is a Research Associate at the Centre for the Future of Democracy, working on the strengths, uses and permutations of contemporary deliberative democracy. His research develops a critique of representative or electoral democracy’s capacity to meet certain democratic ideals, and asks whether or to what degree deliberative practices could mitigate those shortcomings. He is particularly interested in the effect of deliberation on climate politics.

In early years he was an intellectual historian, principally interested in early modern philosophy (natural and political). His PhD (King’s College, Cambridge) was a study of the disciplinary relationship between natural philosophy and theology in seventeenth-century England.