Democratic Deliberation and Public Policy: Theory Meets Practice
Liberal Studies Department
Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Democratic deliberation may be one of the best methods of addressing complex social issues, but can -- and often does -- suppress important differences and encourage group think. Direct contract with our fellow citizens, however, provides us with a powerful opportunity to co-create novel and transformational solutions to the very serious problems we face today as a community. This paper engages the various controversies surrounding deliberation in connection with the citizen deliberations on the Michigan BioTrust for Health.
Association of Integrative Studies
Lake, Danielle L., "Democratic Deliberation and Public Policy: Theory Meets Practice" (2013). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 1162.