This paper investigates how methods of deliberative democracy can increase the legitimacy of the political, democratic process on the issue of the climate crisis. The first part of the paper explores the lack of legitimacy within the Danish democracy. It shows a deficiency of descriptive representation of the general public in the parliament and dissonance between the general public’s wishes and the policies coming from the politicians. Secondly, an analysis of the citizens’ assembly in Ireland will examine how concrete tools of deliberative democracy can improve the legitimacy of the democratic process when considering citizen participation and efficiency. These tools comprise descriptive representation, facilitated deliberation and transparency in the process of decision making. Furthermore, it will discuss the challenges an implementation of a citizens’ assembly in Denmark might cause and possible solutions for this.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 dec. 2019|