Deliberative democracy, a theory of political legitimacy, argues citizens should be given a more central role in political processes, contending that collective decisions are legitimate to the extent that those subject to them have the right, opportunity and capacity to contribute to deliberations on them. It has been at the forefront of political theory in recent decades and has evolved theoretically, empirically and in praxis overtime.
"Deliberative Democracy: Issues and Cases,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 5, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/id-journal/vol5/iss1/12