Participatory Democracy: The Importance Of Providing Citizens With A Voice


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Today we sit down with Shmuel Lederman, Ph.D. Dr. Lederman is part of The Weiss-Livnat Center for Holocaust Research at Haifa University, and specializes in both political theory and genocide science. Most recently, Dr. Lederman has focused his research efforts on participatory democracy, a form of democracy that involves citizens making decisions about the issues that directly affect them.

Click play to learn about:

  • Dr. Lederman’s background, and what led him to study this particular subject.
  • Different types of participatory democracy.
  • The advantages of involving citizens in active participation.

What are the political theories that surround issues like participatory democracy? Join us now to find out!

You can learn more about Dr. Lederman and his research by visiting

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