Dr. Rikki J. Dean

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Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

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

Twitter: @Rikki_Dean

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


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Dr Rikki Dean is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Democratic Innovations Research Unit. 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, analysing the NHS Citizen participatory governance project in the UK, and understanding the opportunities for democratic innovation represented by new online technologies.

Dr Dean previously taught social policy at the London School of Economics and Democratic Innovations at the University of Westminster. He has worked previously 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: The Many Meanings of Public Participation in Social Policy and How to Harness Them, 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.

Recent Publications

Dean, R.J. 2018. ‘Control or Influence? Conflict or Solidarity? Understanding Diversity in Preferences for Public Participation in Social Policy Decision-Making’, Social Policy & Administration, Early View.

Richardson, L., Durose, C. & Dean, R.J. 2018. ‘Why Decentralize Decision Making? English Local Actors’ Viewpoints’, Governance, Early View.