Equality and Equity in Deliberation: Introduction to the Special Issue
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This article introduces the special issue focused on equality and equity in deliberative democracy. The essay proposes some initial working definitions of equity and equality and offers reasons why scholars and practitioners should attend to both. We outline the basic structure of the issue's three sections and preview the contributors’ articles, with special attention to the opportunities and the challenges of achieving equality and equity within the deliberative system.
Abdullah, Carolyne; Karpowitz, Christopher F.; and Raphael, Chad (2016) "Equality and Equity in Deliberation: Introduction to the Special Issue," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 12 : Iss. 2 , Article 1.