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Deliberative democracy


  • Here are entered works on democratic self-governance in which public decisions are shaped through public dialogue and deliberation among citizens rather than solely through debate among politicians and elected officials.

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    • Discursive democracy
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    • found: Work cat.: Journal of public deliberation, via WWW, July 28, 2007:Aims & scope (the emerging multi-disciplinary field and political movement called by some "deliberative democracy") FAQ - What are the main elements of deliberative democracy? (a form of democratic self-governance in which public decisions are shaped through public dialogue and deliberation among citizens rather than solely through adversarial debate among politicians and elected officials. Democratic public deliberation requires that citizens (a) have an equal opportunity to participate in the process (if only by having an equal chance to be selected as part of a representative sample); (b) have ready access to relevant factual information and a wide range of viewpoints and arguments about the issue; c) have adequate time to reflect and talk about the issue or problem; (d) are aided by experienced, non-partisan facilitators who help the group work towards a generally shared judgment about how to resolve the issue or problem)
    • found: Lukensmeyer, C.J. Public deliberation, 2006, via WWW, July 28, 2007:p. 8 (deliberative approaches for face-to-face citizen participation and evolving spaces for online engagement) p. 20 (The most critical distinction between deliberative forms of public participation and traditional techniques of public engagement is that deliberation emphasizes information processing (meaning-making) as much as information exchange (upstream and downstream communication); deliberative democracy; democratic deliberation; Deliberation enables groups of citizens to come together in a non-coercive environment to learn about, discuss, and ultimately render their recommendations for action to public officials)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 28, 2007(Deliberative democracy, also sometimes called discursive democracy, is a term used by some political theorists, to refer to any system of political decisions based on some tradeoff of consensus decision making and representative democracy. In contrast to the traditional economics-based theory of democracy, which emphasizes voting as the central institution in democracy, deliberative democracy theorists argue that legitimate lawmaking can only arise from the public deliberation of the citizenry.)
    • found: Deliberative Democracy Consortium Web site, July 28, 2007(the field of deliberative democracy) Deliberation (Deliberation is an approach to decision-making in which citizens consider relevant facts from multiple points of view, converse with one another to think critically about options before them and enlarge their perspectives, opinions, and understandings. Deliberative democracy strengthens citizen voices in governance by including people of all races, classes, ages and geographies in deliberations that directly affect public decisions. As a result, citizens influence--and can see the result of their influence on--the policy and resource decisions that impact their daily lives and their future.)
    • found: LC database, July 28, 2007(deliberative democracy; democratic deliberation; public deliberation)
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    • Here are entered works on democratic self-governance in which public decisions are shaped through public dialogue and deliberation among citizens rather than solely through debate among politicians and elected officials.
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    • 2007-07-31: new
    • 2008-01-05: revised
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