Making democratic contestation possible: public deliberation and mass media regulation

  title={Making democratic contestation possible: public deliberation and mass media regulation},
  author={Charles Girard},
  journal={Policy Studies},
  pages={283 - 297}
  • C. Girard
  • Published 4 May 2015
  • Political Science
  • Policy Studies
While recent democratic theory has insisted upon the contestability of public policies as a key source of democratic legitimacy, the role mass media should play in fostering public contestation has yet to be specified. The role of deliberative theory in particular should be to try to identify which standards mass communication needs to meet in order to provide a general forum for democratic contestation. This article focuses on the theoretical foundations of such a project. It puts forward… 

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