BA(Hons), MA(Hons) and PhD
John Parkinson joined Griffith in October 2014 as Professor of Politics. He has a BA(Hons) in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington, an MA(Hons) from Auckland and a PhD from the Australian National University . From 2003 to 2010 he was Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, in Politics at the University of York, UK. In 2010 he became Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Warwick, before being promoted to a personal chair in early 2014. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and Co-convenor of the UK Political Studies Association’s Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group. John specialises in democratic theory and its applications to public policy, looking at things like referendum processes, democratic innovations, democratic public space, and the performative aspects of politics and policy. His next book will be Mapping and Measuring Deliberation, written with André Bächtiger (Luzern), to be published by Oxford University Press in 2015-16.
- deliberative democracy
- political and policy staging
- referendums and public involvement initiatives
- theories of the policy process
- Parkinson, JR 2012. with Jane Mansbridge (eds.) Deliberative Systems: deliberative democracy at the large scale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Parkinson, JR2012. Democracy and public space: the physical sites of democratic performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Parkinson, JR2006. Deliberating in the real world: problems of legitimacy in deliberative democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Translated into Chinese (Nankai Univeristy, Tianjin)
- Parkinson, JR 2013. ‘How is space public? Implications for spatial planning and democracy’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 31(4): 682-699.
- Parkinson, JR 2013. ‘How legislatures work – and should work – as public spaces’, Democratization 20(3): 438–455.
- Parkinson, JR 2013. ‘Debate: Political public space: what is it, why it is special, and why standard spatial nostrums mislead’, Policy and Politics 41(2): 299-302. Responses by C Barnett and Q Stevens, Policy and Politics 41(3): 449-5 .Claims and contexts: a reply to Barnett and Stevens, Policy and Politics 41(3): 457-8.
- Parkinson, JR 2009. ‘Symbolic representation in public space: capital cities, presence and memory’, Representation 45(1): 1-14.
- Parkinson, JR 2007. ‘Localism and deliberative democracy’, Symposium on Deliberative Democracy, The Good Society 16 (1): 23-29.
- Parkinson, JR 2007. ‘The House of Lords: a deliberative democratic defence’, Political Quarterly 78(3): 374-81.
- Parkinson, JR 2006. ‘Rickety bridges: using the media in deliberative democracy’, British Journal of Political Science 36(1): 175-83.
- Parkinson, JR 2006. ‘Of scale and straw men: a reply to Fishkin and Luskin’, British Journal of Political Science 36(1): 189-91.
- Parkinson, JR 2004 (with Declan Roche). ‘Restorative justice: deliberative democracy in action?’ Australian Journal of Political Science 39(3): 505-518.
- Parkinson, JR 2004. ‘Hearing voices: negotiating representation claims in public deliberation.’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations 6(3): 370-388.
- Parkinson, JR 2004. ‘Why deliberate? The encounter between deliberation and new public managers.’ Public Administration 82(2): 377-395.
- Parkinson, JR 2003. ‘Legitimacy problems in deliberative democracy.’ Political Studies 51(1):180-196.
- Parkinson, JR 2001. ‘Who knows best: the creation of citizen-initiated referendums in New Zealand.’ Government and Opposition 32(3): 403-421.
- Parkinson, JR 2015. ‘Democratic legitimacy’, in G. Mazzoleni (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Political Communication. New York: Wiley-Blackwell
- Parkinson, JR 2015. ‘Democracy’ in G. Mazzoleni (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Political Communication. New York: Wiley-Blackwell
- Parkinson, JR 2015. ‘Democratising Deliberation’ (in Chinese) in Theories and Practices of Deliberative Democracy, Nankai University, Tianjin.
- Parkinson, JR (2014.‘Performing democracy’, in S. Rai and J.Reinelt (eds) The grammar of politics and performance. London: Routledge.
- Parkinson, JR 2012. ‘Democratizing deliberative systems’, in J.Parkinson and J.Mansbridge (eds) Deliberative Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.151-172.
- Parkinson, JR 2012. with J. Mansbridge, J. Bohman, S. Chambers, T. Christiano, A. Fung, D. Thompson and M. Warren. ‘A systemic approach to deliberative democracy’, in J.Parkinson and J.Mansbridge (eds) Deliberative Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.1-26.
- Parkinson, JR 2009. ‘Decision-making by referendum.’ In R Miller, ed., New Zealand Government and Politics, 5th edition. Auckland: Oxford University Press, pp.571-84.
- Parkinson, JR 2009. ‘Holistic democracy and public space’, in Turmel, P and M. Kingwell (eds.) Rites of Way: the politics and poetics of public space. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp71-84.
- Parkinson, JR 2009. ‘Does democracy require physical public space?’ in Geenens, R. and R. Tinnevelt (eds.), Does Truth Matter? Democracy and public space. Dordrecht: Springer, pp.101-114.
- Parkinson, JR 2006. ‘Direct democracy.’ In R Miller, ed., New Zealand Government and Politics, 4th edition. Auckland: Oxford University Press, pp.547-61.
- Parkinson, JR 2001. ‘Deliberative democracy and referendums.’ In K Dowding, J Hughes and H Margetts, eds. Challenges to democracy: ideas, involvement and institutions. London: Palgrave, pp.131-52.
- John R Parkinson
- The Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association http://deliberativehub.wordpress.com (convenor)