Learning Objectives:

  1. Students learn about the principles of democracy (equality, human rights, free and fair elections, accountability, transparency, the rule of law, citizen participation)
  2. Students learn the definition of Citizen Deliberation, and the five conditions for citizen deliberation (information, substantive balance, diversity, Conscientiousness, equal consideration)
  3. Students learn about the four competing democratic theories (deliberative democracy, political equality, participatory democracy, non-tyranny)