This article, based on more than 60 interviews, explores the tensions between deliberation and various forms of political activism and advocacy. It identifies more than 20 objections to deliberation that are proposed by political activists in various countries and contexts. It concludes with suggestions for combining deliberation and advocacy.
In [article title], the process referred to as a 'Twentieth Century Town Meeting' is actually a 21st Century Town Meeting.
Levine, Peter and Nierras, Rose Marie
"Activists’ Views of Deliberation,"
Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol3/iss1/art4