The article aims to investigate whether and how the institutionalization of deliberative processes should contribute to promote the effectiveness of democratic principle as conceived by the Italian Constitution. By analysing a deliberative democracy case study in Novara, the authors suggest some necessary conditions for the institutionalization of deliberative practices, as well as some implications for further research and democratic participation policies. Taking into account that public deliberation practices are more than mere consultation exercises, the article shows such processes can foster the citizens’engagement on common issues and objectives, especially because these practices help individuals to rediscover reasons and meanings of democratic participation. A similar way to conceive and to implement the institutionalization of the deliberation practices could revitalize democratic processes,mainly through the building of community ties and the establishing lasting connection between citizen concerns and policy-making.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Effectiveness of the democratic principle and deliberative democracy: the institutionalization process of a local experimentation|
|Numero di pagine||20|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2017|
- Democrazia deliberativa
- Effettività del principio democratico