Can Deliberative Minipublics Address the Cognitive Challenges of Democratic Citizenship

@inproceedings{Warren2015CanDM,
  title={Can Deliberative Minipublics Address the Cognitive Challenges of Democratic Citizenship},
  author={M. E. E. Warren and John Gastil},
  year={2015}
}
  • M. E. E. Warren, John Gastil
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Democracy asks its citizens to make informed judgments about collective matters. Given the scale and complexity of modern polities, however, even the most attentive citizens cannot engage knowledgeably with most of the collective decisions that affect them. For this reason, democratic theorists increasingly conceptualize democratic systems as requiring divisions of cognitive labor, in which citizens trust others to make decisions on their behalf. Modern democracies have long relied on such… CONTINUE READING

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