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Deliberative Democracy

Smith, Cobi


Deliberative democracy is a political theory that requires legitimate decision making to be based on deliberation among citizens. The theory is often contrasted with the purely aggregative voting methods used in many democratic societies, as well as the self-interested bargaining typified in economics. Deliberative democracy is compatible with science and technology communication theory in that both broad theories promote participation, engagement, and accessible knowledge for all people,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication
DOI: 10.4135/9781412959216.n75
Access Rights: Open Access


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