Could deliberative democracy depolarize America? Stanford scholars think so

Deliberative democracy — informed and moderated discussion that transcends partisan identities —can lead to a depolarized and more democratic society, according to Stanford research.
Larry Diamond and James Fishkin
Stanford scholars James Fishkin (right) and Larry Diamond have been refining a method called Deliberative Polling that brings people from varied backgrounds together for an informed and moderated discussion. Andrew Brodhead

As Americans grapple with how to tackle some of the country’s most pressing problems, coming together to address those challenges is critical. But in an atmosphere where partisan tensions run deep, is that even possible? Under the right conditions, Stanford scholars James Fishkin and Larry Diamond think so.

Read the full article in the Stanford Report.