Renewing US democracy will require an active and deliberative public, people who can work together to address pressing social and political problems. To engage effectively Americans need an understanding of how American democracy works, its foundations and the complex and sometimes changing dimensions to those foundations. Advocates for increasing active and deliberative citizen engagement need to work with reformers in different areas of democracy’s ecological system, integrating public engagement with reform efforts in justice and equal opportunity, knowledge and information development, and government integrity.
Thomas, Nancy L.
"Democracy by Design,"
Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 10
, Article 17.
Available at: http://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol10/iss1/art17