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Deliberative Democracy and the Problem of Scope

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Will Friedman

Public Agenda, US
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This article addresses the challenges of scaling up deliberative democracy beyond the level of individual communities. It begins with a general discussion of the problems that scope poses for deliberative democratic practice. It then proceeds to look critically at a range of initiatives that have, in recent years, attempted to overcome these problems in the American context. The concluding sections suggest guidelines and concepts aimed at helping practitioners approach large-scale public engagement more strategically, as well as areas that research and theory should explore.

How to Cite: Friedman, W. (2006). Deliberative Democracy and the Problem of Scope. Journal of Public Deliberation, 2(1), 1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.42
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Published on 14 Apr 2006.

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