Keiron Bailey

Associate Professor

Normative rhetorics of inclusion, participation, collaboration and transparency permeate institutional discourses but metrics and hard data on large-scale process performance are elusive. My research focuses on high performance participatory systems and the potential contribution of collaborative geovisual and geospatial systems to better governance. For example, the Structured Public Involvement or SPI protocol has been adapted and applied to a wide range of public goods management issues from nuclear plant remediation and energy futures to transit development and urban planning.  I am interested in testing cultural factors that shape response to participation methods including SPI and in developing an international participation action collective to identify and address the interstitial and paradoxically non-fundable questions of how to make participation work for the so-called silent majority.