Authoritarian or illiberal regimes control a growing number of states throughout the world. Among the information strategies that these regimes use to gain and maintain support are the dissemination of false or misleading policy information and the use of manipulative policy frames. Deliberative mini-publics can partially counter those strategies by distributing accurate policy information and employing non-exploitative policy frames that affirm the dignity of members of the polity as free and equal citizens.
Citizens’ Initiative Review, mini-publics, political communication, political information, democratic deliberation
How to Cite
Richards Jr. R., (2018) “Deliberative Mini-publics as a Partial Antidote to Authoritarian Information Strategies”, Journal of Public Deliberation 14(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.305