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- be open and transparent about our judgements when looking at other cultures
- be open to being wrong, what he calls 'cultural self-criticism'
- make cultural self-criticism an explicit component of cross-cultural studies, and
- bring the subjects of our investigations into the evaluation of our findings and be open to modifying our conclusions based on their input.
He noted that there are lots of reasons why doing these things is hard.Quinlan's current research is looking at friendship as a cross-cultural phenomenon which embodies democratic values, such as treating one and another as free and equal. Finally, Quinlan believes the Deliberation, Culture and Context Conference demonstrates that the field of deliberative democracy continues to develop from its original roots in mainly western cultural practices. In the final episode in this bonus series I’ll be speaking with Professor John Dryzek reflecting on the conference overall. I hope you’ll join me then.