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Reading: Deliberative Mini-publics as a Partial Antidote to Authoritarian Information Strategies

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Deliberative Mini-publics as a Partial Antidote to Authoritarian Information Strategies

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Robert C. Richards Jr.

University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, US
About Robert C.

Robert C. Richards, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. He studies political and legal communication and information. He is most recently the author of “Making Policy Information Relevant to Citizens: A Model of Deliberative Mini-publics, Applied to the Citizens’ Initiative Review” (Policy & Politics, 2018).

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Abstract

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.

How to Cite: Richards Jr., R. C. (2018). Deliberative Mini-publics as a Partial Antidote to Authoritarian Information Strategies. Journal of Public Deliberation, 14(2), 3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.305
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Published on 14 Dec 2018.

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