Participatory democracy and responsible debate

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Democracies are commonly said to be more responsive to the needs of their citizens than any other political arrangement. The idea is that majority elections function (perhaps imperfectly)to aggregate citizens’ diverse private preferences and, because of this, democracies have a unique mechanism for responding to local knowledge of what’s needed by particular communities and what is important to particular groups of people
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCharter for Responsible Debate
Subtitle of host publicationDiscussing contentious issues with common purpose
EditorsMatthew Chrisman, Alice König, Peter McColl, John O'Connor
PublisherThe Young Academy of Scotland
Pages18-19
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2021

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