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dc.contributor.advisorCorey, David
dc.contributor.authorAhrens, Stephanie
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-07T21:12:19Z
dc.date.available2012-05-07T21:12:19Z
dc.date.copyright2012-05-05
dc.date.issued2012-05-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8391
dc.description.abstractToday, discussions about politics look more like battle than thoughtful conversations aimed at working toward the common good. My thesis is an effort to imagine what a more healthy political discourse might look like. To do this, I do three things: examine the common good and its place in a liberal regime, recover fundamental ideals that are related to public deliberation from our political theoretical tradition, and engage with some of the literature on the movement called "deliberative democracy." I look at it critically, seeing what it has to offer us in light of the common good and the tradition which I have outlined. I conclude by bringing together these three elements to understand what happened to public deliberation, and offer a few ideas on how we might bring our society's discourse closer to something that looks more like cooperative discussion than battle.en_US
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dc.subjectPublic deliberation.en_US
dc.subjectDeliberative democracy.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical conversation.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical theory.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical science.en_US
dc.titleWhat Happened to Public Deliberation?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars - Honors Programen_US
dc.contributor.schoolshonors collegeen_US


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