Deliberation in Democracy 's Dark Times

Curato, Nicole and Parry, Lucy J. (2018) "Deliberation in Democracy's Dark Times," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 14 : Iss. 2 , Article 2



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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