Deliberative democracy and citizenship

In search of the efficacy effect

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Abstract

Enthusiasm for deliberative democracy has grown in recent years, as many believe that it can create better citizens generally, and particularly increase their perceptions of political efficacy. Although the "efficacy effect" is frequently touted as a rationale for engaging in deliberative processes, there is little empirical research on the subject. This study examines the impact on perceptions of internal and external political efficacy of participation in one manifestation of a deliberative democracy process, the AmericaSpeaks 21st Century Town Meeting. Using quasi-experimental, longitudinal survey data, the study finds partial support for the claim that deliberative democracy produces the efficacy effect. Implications of the findings and directions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of Public Deliberation
Volume6
Edition2
StatePublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Citizenship
  • Deliberative Democracy
  • Political Efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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Nabatchi, T. (2010). Deliberative democracy and citizenship: In search of the efficacy effect. In Journal of Public Deliberation (2 ed., Vol. 6). [8]

Deliberative democracy and citizenship : In search of the efficacy effect. / Nabatchi, Tina.

Journal of Public Deliberation. Vol. 6 2. ed. 2010. 8.

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Nabatchi, T 2010, Deliberative democracy and citizenship: In search of the efficacy effect. in Journal of Public Deliberation. 2 edn, vol. 6, 8.
Nabatchi T. Deliberative democracy and citizenship: In search of the efficacy effect. In Journal of Public Deliberation. 2 ed. Vol. 6. 2010. 8
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