This chapter presents democratic theorizing as a participatory approach to developing democratic theory. Democratic theorizing is inspired by the deliberative values of inclusion, diversity, listening, and transparency. In contrast to established approaches to theorizing democracy, democratic theorizing includes human and nonhuman research participants in the theorizing process. Bringing together insights from grounded theory, participatory research, and assemblage theory, democratic theorizing enhances the formative agency of those outside academia. Drawing on a democratic theorizing project with the Black Lives Matter movement, this chapter provides a step-by-step guide which takes the reader through the different phases a democratic theorizing project might comprise.
|Title of host publication
|Research Methods in Deliberative Democracy
|Selen Ercan, Hans Asenbaum, Nicole Curato, Ricardo Mendonça
|Oxford University Press
|Number of pages
|Published - 2022