Deliberative Dialogue to Expand Civic Engagement: What Kind of Talk Does Democracy Need?

  title={Deliberative Dialogue to Expand Civic Engagement: What Kind of Talk Does Democracy Need?},
  author={Martha L. McCoy and Patrick Scully},
  journal={National Civic Review},
The need to expand and deepen civic engagement is a central theme of a loosely defined and growing civic movement. A strong civic life and a flourishing democracy presume the active involvement of many people across society. Civic engagement is thus both a barometer of our public life and a focal point for action when we want to improve it. While regular citizen-to-citizen communication has always been a central part of democracy, public deliberation is just starting to be defined as a field of… 

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