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The Role of Communication In Deliberative Democracy - A Method of Deliberative Interrogation of Taxation and Tax Reciprocity

Lidija Biber
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM
Croatia

Public policy issues and considerations, particularly policy decision-making, are always difficult and demanding for citizens. Taxation, tax policy implementation, reforms and why pay taxes are some of these issues. The article shows how deliberative processes facilitate the joint resolution of such issues and stimulate the involvement of citizens for the public good. An overview of cases of deliberative processes, the importance of communication and the role it plays in deliberative democracy is given, with an emphasis on deliberative polling, dialogue with the community for the purpose of reciprocity. The importance of communication in deliberative polling as a form of political consultation, opinion poll with mini-publics and the will of citizens is presented. The role of communication as a tool in examining the postulates of deliberative processes is considered; citizen involvement and decision-making. The article shows how deliberative democracy emphasizes the importance of civil society, which represents public communication; articulation of requests, information, opinions, debates, public learning, conferences, communication through the media, TV. The article shows how public communication should be better to encourage citizen participation and improve the ethics of public discourse. Public policy makers need to provide feedback to citizens on their suggestions and reasons for acceptance or rejection.

 

 


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