André Bächtiger is research professor of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Lucerne. His research focuses on the challenges of mapping and measuring deliberation and political communication as well as understanding the preconditions and outcomes of high quality deliberation both in the context of representative institutions and minipublics. His research has appeared in Cambridge University Press, Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, European Political Science Review, and ActaPolitica. He is currently co-writing a book on “Mapping and Measuring Deliberation” (with John Parkinson), forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2014. He is also co-editor of a book on Deliberative Minipublics (with Kimmo Grönlund and Maija Setälä), forthcoming with ECPR Press in 2014.