Dr. Dannica Fleuss
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


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I am a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer in political theory at Helmut Schmidt University (Hamburg) and a research associate at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance (University of Canberra). I am also a co-convenor of the PSA's Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group and a member of the Switzerland-based DemocracyNet.

I hold a MA in philosophy and political science and a PhD in political science from Heidelberg University. From 2014 until 2017, I worked as a lecturer at the departments of political science and philosophy at Heidelberg University. 

My research focuses on theories of democratic legitimacy, deliberative democracy, philosophy of science, and measurements of deliberation. 



Latest Publications

**Gagnon, J-P. & Fleuß, D. (2020): The Case for Extending Measures of Democracy in the World. 'Beneath', 'Above', and 'Outside' the National Level. In: Political Geography (online first). 

**Fleuß, D. & Helbig, K. (2020): Measuring Nation States' Deliberativeness: Systematic Challenges, Methodological Pitfalls, and Strategies for Upscaling the Measurement of Deliberation. In: Political Studies (online first)

**Esau, K., Fleuß, D., & Nienhaus, S.-M. (2020): Different Deliberative Arenas, Different Deliberative Quality? Using a Systemic Framework to Evaluate Online Deliberations on Immigration Policy in Germany. Policy & Internet, Special Issue “Political Online Participation and its Effects” (online first).

Fleuß, D. (2020): Does Diversity Trump Specialisation? Die Perspektive des wissenschaftstheoretischen Pragmatismus auf eine interdisziplinäre Analyse politischer Legitimität.“ [Does Diversity Trump Specialisation? A Pragmatist Perspective on Interdisciplinary Studies of Political Legitimacy] In: Europas südliche Ränder. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Asymmetrien, Hierarchien und Postkolonialismus-Verlierer. (Ed. : Monika Albrecht). Bielefeld: Transcript.

**Fleuß, D. & Schaal, G.S. (2019): What are we doing when we are doing democratic theory? In: Democratic Theory, Special Issue “What is Democratic Theory?”.  

**Fleuß, D., Schaal, G.S. & Helbig, K. (2019): “Empirische Messung digitalisierter Demokratien. Erkenntnistheoretische Herausforderungen und eine wissenschaftstheoretische Antwort.” [Epistemological Problems of a Valid Evaluation of Democratic Performance in a Digitalized World and How to Address Them. A Scientific-Theoretical-Perspective.] In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift/German Political Science Quarterly 60(3), 461-486. 

*Schaal G.S., Dumm, S. & Fleuß, D. (2019). “Die vielen Wahrheiten algorithmenbasierter Interpretation: „Die Wahrheit über Postfaktizität!“ dekonstruiert.” [Deconstructing ‘The Truth about Post-Truth’. The Contingencies of Algorithm-based text analyses.] In: Zeitschrift für Politik 29(2), 263-285. 


Contact details: 

email: dannica.fleuss(at)hsu-hh.de

Postal address: Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Holstenhofweg 85, 22045 Hamburg