Public Sphere as an Effective Strategy of Deliberative Democracy in Local Governance, A Study Based on Indian Social Work Context

Suhel M A, Sanoj N T


The concept of Public Sphere is the space in which citizens deliberate about their common issues, problems and is an institutionalized arena of discursive interaction. Discussions in the public sphere would increase a democratic involvement of people especially young population and that can be contributed to grass root level planning of Local Government Institutions. Contribution from Young population in the participatory democracy can give fruitful and fresh thoughts to the whole system of governance.  The study will be an analysis based on the prevailing social worker’s intervention in the proposed area in terms of effective governance .Along with that, researcher would examine unfilled gaps which can be utilized productively by using social work techniques. The paper will also examine the practice of Public Sphere as an institution of deliberative democracy among youth, which accentuate to identify the existing linkage of public sphere with Participatory democracy.

Keywords: Participatory Democracy, Public Sphere, Youth Participation, Local Governance

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