Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
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|Student Name(s)||Melissa Hendricks|
Dr. William Gibson|
Teaching Citizens to Talk attempts to answer the question of what type of civic education system would create and nurture a good citizen in the context of a deliberative democracy? In order to answer this question, this paper looks at the main institutions of deliberative democracy--deliberative polls and citizens' juries--and assesses their weaknesses. An assessment of these institutions leads to a definition of a good citizen in a deliberative democracy, as well as a civic education program that could strengthen the accountability of deliberative institutions.