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Ordinary Democracy

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

Ordinary democracy (OD) is the name Karen Tracy gives to communicative practices that occur in local governance groups; it references what actually happens in public bodies that are committed to acting democratically. As a theoretical idea, OD is most like Frank Bryan's ...

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