Dr. Rikki J. Dean

Postdoctoral Fellow


Personal website: rikkidean.com

Twitter: @Rikki_Dean

Raum: 3.G 161
Tel. +49 69 798 36513
E-Mail: dean@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

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Theodor.W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main


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Dr Rikki Dean is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Democratic Innovations Research Unit and Johanna Quandt Young Academy Fellow. His research combines democratic theory, public administration theory and empirical social science to understand issues in participatory governance. His current work is focused on: developing a systemic conception of democracy; evaluating participatory governance projects; understanding the opportunities for democratic innovation represented by new online technologies; and analysing preferences for democratic governance.

Dr Dean previously taught social policy at the London School of Economics and Democratic Innovations at the University of Westminster. He has worked on research projects for LSE, Oxford University, University of Manchester, University of Birmingham and University of Westminster. In 2015 he was a Visiting Democracy Fellow at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Innovation and Governance.

Dr Dean holds a PhD and an MSc from the London School of Economics, where his research focused on participatory innovations in the social policy process. His PhD Thesis, Democratising Bureaucracy, received the LSE’s Richard Titmuss Prize for Outstanding Scholarship. He also has a BA in Philosophy and Literature and MA in Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex.

In 2018, Dr Dean was awarded the Bleddyn Davies Prize for best Early Career Paper from the journal Policy and Politics for his article Beyond Radicalism and Resignation: The Competing Logics for Public Participation in Policy Decisions.

Most Recent Journal Articles

Durose, Catherine, Beth Perry, Liz Richardson, and Rikki Dean. 2021. “Leadership and the Hidden Politics of Co-Produced Research: A Q-Methodology Study.International Journal of Social Research Methodology 0 (0): 1–21.

Dean, R.J., Boswell, J. & G. Smith. 2020. Designing Democratic Innovations as Deliberative Systems: The Ambitious Case of NHS Citizen. Political Studies, 68 (3).

Afsahi, A., Beausoleil, E., Dean, R.J., Ercan, S.A. and J.P. Gagnon. 2020. Democracy in a Global Emergency: Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Democratic Theory 7 (2).