DOES DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY WORK

@article{Ryfe2005DOESDD,
  title={DOES DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY WORK},
  author={David M. Ryfe},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={49-71}
}
  • D. Ryfe
  • Published 6 May 2005
  • Sociology
  • Annual Review of Political Science
▪ Abstract The growing literature on deliberative democratic practice finds that deliberation is a difficult and relatively rare form of communication. Each moment of a deliberative encounter raises significant obstacles in the path to stimulating greater intentional reflection on public issues. I explore these obstacles in the context of other empirical work in political and social psychology, small group communication, and public opinion. Taken together, these literatures explain why… 
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