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A 35-year experiment in public deliberations shows that democracy depends on a process of constant learning

Matthews, David (2014) A 35-year experiment in public deliberations shows that democracy depends on a process of constant learning. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Jul 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Deliberative democracy has long been an aspiration for campaigners and academics who see it as a way of harnessing humanity’s inherent capacity for reason and debate. But, while compelling in theory, there is a relative paucity of practical evidence as to its success. Here, the former United States Health, Education and Welfare David Matthews shares evidence from a 35 year experiment in the form of National issues Forums, evidence which he argues shows that public deliberation depends on a process of constant learning, and that deliberation itself is a form of learning.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 15:31
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59149

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