Deliberative democracy

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Deliberative democracy

Deliberative democracy is a contemporary philosophy. It refers to any system of political decisions based on some tradeoff of consensus decision making and representative democracy. In contrast to the traditional theory of democracy, which emphasizes voting as the central institution in democracy, deliberative democracy theorists argue that legitimate lawmaking can only arise from the public deliberation of the citizenry. The best Canadian example of deliberative democracy is The British Columbia Citizens' Assembly.


YA!!! What a great concept, as opposed to the false promises of every politician we have now.

Democracy is very different from the reality of the kind of 
politics that is the "unofficial reality" here, which is a choice of
one of two styels of dispensing a version of democracy:

we can vote for someone who will represent the views of everyone in the
domain, disparate as they may be, but doing as best they can to
accomodate all of us ; 

 2]The Other way is to vote
for someone who will implement their views when it is assumed that
those are views we agree with [which obviously leaves the minority
opinions out].

 The first way is more or less Liberal, or Democrats in the USA ; the second is the Conservative/Republican way.  


You hit the nail right on by mentioning false promise. Making promise is a specific action that only human beings are capable. Making false promise is a strategic action. Making real promise is a communicative action. Deliberative democracy is about exploiting the fact that strategic actions need communicative actions. In other words, communicative action is the foundation of strategic action.