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Public deliberation in an era of communicative plenty

Ercan, Selen A.; Hendriks, Carolyn; Dryzek, John


This article introduces and develops the concept of 'communicative plenty' to capture the implications of the increasing volume of communication, both online and face-to-face, in contemporary democracies. Drawing on recent systems thinking in deliberative democracy, the article argues that communicative plenty can offer a viable context for large-scale public deliberation provided that: i) the spaces for voice and expression are accompanied by sufficient spaces of reflection and listening; and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy and Politics
DOI: 10.1332/030557318X15200933925405


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