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Unformatted text preview: more independent and less mainstream and therefore more reliable, “rather than being mesmerized by mainstream media’s blurbs about, and glossy images of, embattled police tear-gassing anarchist protesters, citizens could look instead to the local and first-hand perspectives available on Indymedia’s website”(Stengrim 282). Other authors we have read, such as Krauthammer, would most likely be in opposition to Stengrim’s stance. Stengrim believes that globalization is an important aspect of democratic deliberation when Krauthammer apparently does not with his suggestion of removing America’s handlings with overseas tax standards. However in general, most of the authors we have read would agree that democratic deliberation, in whatever form it takes, is vital. As Allen suggests in his article about democratic strangers, effective democracy depends on coming together, and sharing with those who live around us, a stance which Stengrim would agree....
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- Spring '09
- Democracy, Direct democracy, Deliberative democracy, Participatory democracy, Stengrim, Postmodern Democracy