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Deliberative Democratic Theories

  • By: John Gastil
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Deliberative democratic theories comprise a diverse array of approaches and insights on deliberative democracy, the idea that citizens directly contribute to ongoing substantive and inclusive public discussion and debate and seek to arrive at reasoned consensus through appeals to the public good. ...

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