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Digital Technology and Democratic Theory

Lucy Bernholz, Héléne Landemore, and Rob Reich


This book explores the intersection of digital technology and democratic theory. An interdisciplinary group of scholars convened in several workshops to consider both what democratic theory might bring to the design, development, use, and governance of digital technologies and, in turn, how digital technologies can help us pose again, rethink, and perhaps even solve fundamental problems in democratic theory. The authors examine enduring democratic commitments of equality and inclusion, participation, deliberation, a flourishing public sphere, civic and political trust, rights of expression and ... More

Keywords: democracy, technology, digital, participation, public square, associations, representation, journalism, collective intelligence, deliberation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226748436
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226748603.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Bernholz, editor
Stanford University

Héléne Landemore, editor
Yale University

Rob Reich, editor
Stanford University