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Daniel E. Patterson


Daniel studies the theory, application, and impact of deliberative models of civic engagement, and how these models shape both policy and the relationship between citizens and government. Specifically, his research explores how conceptions of public reason inform deliberative institutional design, and the impact these design choices have on policy, public trust, and civic capacity. Daniel is currently conducting research on how administrative perceptions of public capacity and motivation impact deliberative civic engagement in the siting of homeless resource centers.


Curriculum Vitae



Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain, Antonio Damasio, Administrative Theory and Praxis (forthcoming 2017).

“The Relationship of Reason: Public Reason as Social Practice”
“Public Policy and the Homeless Taboo” with Lina Svedin


Last Updated: 4/9/21