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2017 - Volume 1 - Number 1

To Think About Deliberative Democracy

Tatyana Vasileva Petkova * * ORCID: 0000-0003-4567-8635 * ResearcherID: I-2809-2015
South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Faculty of Philosophy, Blagoevgrad

Open Journal for Studies in Philosophy, 2017, 1(1), 15-26 *
Online Published Date: 15 December 2017

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KEY WORDS: deliberative democracy, digital-virtual public space, digital democracy, form of the direct democracy.

The conflict between digital and real democracy – for thirty years now the digital-virtual public space is the undeniable and the influential factor which influences the human behavior and thinking. The digital democracy is part of this digital-virtual space. This form of direct democracy has got itself the different dimensions: on the one hand, the representatives of a direct and a representative democracy are seek to influence through the electronic media and the digital channels of the representative and the direct democracy, which are a different, as well as the actual policy instruments to try to implement specific applications of the digital media in a politics and for the government activities; on the other hand, the digital democracy has got twenty years of experience in the implementation of a digital democracy in the provision of information, of the online discussions and of making decisions; furthermore, the digital-electronic democracy participates in the real politics. The digital democracy is being considered by the governments and the way to their orientation to the modern and the digital active of the civil society. The digital democracy is a kind of the regulator form of the real social democracy – e.g. the issue of media freedom.

Tatyana Vasileva Petkova, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Faculty of Philosophy, 66 Ivan Michailov st., 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. E-mail:


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