Deliberative democratic theories comprise a diverse array of approaches and insights on deliberative democracy, the idea that citizens directly contribute to ongoing substantive and inclusive public discussion and debate and seek to arrive at reasoned consensus through appeals to the public good. Deliberative democratic theories also emphasize the necessity of deliberation within government itself and especially in those governance practices in which public officials and citizens work together. This body of work consists of insights from many sources—from advances in moral or political philosophy to the testing  of novel empirical hypotheses. With origins in critiques of existing political practices, deliberative democratic theory has grown into a complex interdisciplinary body of intellectual, methodological, and practical scholarship.

Littlejohn, Stephen W and Karen A.Floss. (2009). Encyclopedia of Communication Theory.USA:SAGE.654

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