Deliberation in Democracy’s Dark Times

Abstract

This piece reflects on the on the legacies of democratic deliberation, particularly mini-publics in responding to issues of disinformation, bigotry and nativism that has entered the political mainstream today. It aims to provoke conversations about the limitations of mini-publics in promoting democratic renewal and reconsider the functions of these forums in democracy’s ‘dark times.’

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citizen juries, mini-publics, populism, Deliberative democracy

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Curato N. & Parry L., (2018) “Deliberation in Democracy’s Dark Times”, Journal of Public Deliberation 14(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.304

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Nicole Curato (University of Canberra)
Lucy J. Parry (University of Canberra)

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