Discussions and exciting insights at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance (CDDGG), University of Canberra, Australia

The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance (CDDGG) at the University of Canberra, Australia, is a globally recognized leader in deliberative governance research, dedicated to exploring how inclusive and reflective communication can empower people in political decision-making. The center explores the impact of public deliberation in polarized and post-crisis contexts and advances  theoretical debates and methodological innovations in deliberative democracy.

Following an invitation by Professor and Centre Director Selen Ercan and Dr Jordan McSwiney, former fellow of the Weizenbaum Institute, Dr. Annett Heft presented her collaborative work done with Dr. Killian Buehling and Xixuan Zhang at the Centre’s research roundtable on May 28th, 2024. The presentation, titled “Veiled Conspiracism: Particularities and Convergence in Styles and Functions of Conspiracy-Related Digital Communication Across Platforms” discussed the platform-specific appropriations of conspiracy theories in distinct digital settings.

We thank all colleagues at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance for the warm welcome and exciting exchange and in particular Dr. Jordan McSwiney for organizing this research stay. We are certain that the discussions and insights into ongoing projects and research plans will pave the way to future events and collaborations.

Dr. Annett Heft with the CDDGG team
Poster of the entrance