The democratic challenges and potential of localism: insights from deliberative democracy

  title={The democratic challenges and potential of localism: insights from deliberative democracy},
  author={Selen A. Ercan and Carolyn M. Hendriks},
  journal={Policy Studies},
  pages={422 - 440}
This article considers the democratic challenges and potential of localism by drawing on insights from the theory and practice of deliberative democracy. On a conceptual level, the ideas embedded in localism and deliberative democracy share much in common, particularly the democratic goal of engaging citizens in decisions that affect them. Despite such commonalities, however, there has been limited conversation between relevant literatures. The article considers four democratic challenges… 

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