Public Deliberation and Divisiveness: An Update on the Research


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The Kettering Foundation does research on public deliberation because it is key to Kettering’s central research question: What does it take to make democracy work as it should? This booklet examines the effect of deliberation on polarization. A wave of divisiveness is sweeping the country, making it difficult for people to speak candidly or to be heard by one another. Deliberation is not a cure-all, but what it does have to offer is detailed here. The booklet also deals with some of the misconceptions about deliberative forums.

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