Dimitri Courant is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Fung Global Fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), at Princeton University.
He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Lausanne and the University Paris 8. He is a democracy visiting fellow at the Ash Center, at Harvard Kennedy School. He holds two master’s degrees, in political science from Sciences Po Rennes, and in social sciences from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences.
Institutionalizing deliberative mini-publics? Issues of legitimacy and power for randomly selected assemblies in political systems
His research focuses on deliberation, representation, democracy, and sortition. His qualitative fieldwork inquiry compares several case-studies, especially: the Irish Citizens’ Assemblies (Ireland); the Citizens’ Convention for Climate, and the National Great Debate (France).
During his fellowship year at Princeton, Courant will focus on citizens’ assemblies on climate change in an international comparative perspective.