THIS afternoon (9/21/20) at 4:30 pm EST, the Deliberative Citizenship Initiative is hosting a virtual event with Professor Dan Layman on “robust deliberative democracy!” Registration is free and open to the public — see below for more details (and feel free to share with others)…Deliberation Nation_Flyer
Deliberative democracy aspires to secure political liberty by making citizens the authors of their laws. But how can it achieve this end in the face of deep disagreement, imperfect knowledge and limited altruism? Dr. Layman, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Davidson College, will address this question by distinguishing between two forms of deliberative democracy and arguing that one of these forms can indeed overcome these three challenges, and does so in ways that are morally preferable to political systems based on voting or markets without deliberation.
This talk is based on a paper published by Dr. Layman on “Robust Deliberative Democracy” in Critical Review. In that article, Dr. Layman takes up and responds to critiques of the deliberative democracy project by Mark Pennington and others, and he concludes that there is indeed a “place for deliberative democracy in a robust political economy.” In this talk hosted by Davidson College’s Deliberative Citizenship Initiative, Dr. Layman will discuss the insights from his paper and address questions from the online audience.
Please join us at 4:30 pm EST for what promises to be a stimulating discussion. Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deliberation-nation-why-deliberative-democracy-is-our-best-option-tickets-120213661297.