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Single Idea 20601

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / b. Consultation]

Full Idea

According to advocates of deliberative democracy, people should have an opportunity to talk and reason with one another before votes are cast.

Gist of Idea

Discussion before voting should be an essential part of democracy


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 5 'Who gets')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.109

A Reaction

This is now done on Facebook and Twitter, but no one thinks that is sufficient. We will never again persuade most people to actually meet up and discuss issues.