Episode 117

The Citizen Expert

February 21, 2018
  • American Democracy
  • Voting
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Civic Engagement
Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences, Pennsylvania State University; and Political Science Senior Scholar, McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Ballot questions let voters decide on big issues. But with ad campaigns and special interests, reliable information can be hard to find. Professor John Gastil outlines an innovative solution—give a small group of citizens all of the information they need to make up their minds and share their findings with fellow voters.

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