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Participation and Trust: Conditions and Constraints on Democratic Deliberation


Dodds, S, Participation and Trust: Conditions and Constraints on Democratic Deliberation, Big Picture Bioethics: Developing Democratic Policy in Contested Domains, Springer International Publishing, S Dodds and RA Ankeny (ed), Switzerland, pp. 27-36. ISBN 9783319322391 (2016) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2016 Springer International Publishing Switzerland

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32240-7_3


© 2016, Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Public engagement in policy making is on mechanism used in an effort to improve the legitimacy of policy decisions surrounding ethically contentious health policy or medical technologies. Citizens’ trust in the process and in the medical, science and democratic institutions surrounding the policy is vital to the success of efforts to engage publics in deliberative processes. This paper explores the nature and role of trust in deliberative democracy, as well as effects of misplaced and abused trust on the legitimacy of specific policies and the overall project of inclusive participation of citizens in public policy deliberation.

Item Details

Item Type:Revised Book Chapter
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Bioethics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Dodds, S (Professor Susan Dodds)
ID Code:111827
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2016-10-10
Last Modified:2017-08-31

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