Event Title

Deliberative Democracy in the #MeToo Era: A Chance to Reconcile?

Location

Stern Center Great Room

Start Date

18-4-2019 4:30 PM

Description

In 2017, the #MeToo movement presented American society with the opportunity to acknowledge and reconcile with a culture that both directly and discreetly supports sexual harassment and assault. The movement has and continues to receive criticism from both sides of the political spectrum because it is viewed as being too extreme, or conversely, not doing enough. Deliberative democracy is a theory of democracy that supports active citizen engagement and deliberation through the principles of reciprocity, accountability, flexibility, and inclusion. The theory functions as a regulative ideal that can be used to expand upon the work that has already been accomplished within the #MeToo era. By examining deliberative democracy as a theory with potential solutions to the endemic obstacle of sexual assault and harassment, there is the possibility that there will come a day in which no person (or at least far fewer people) will have to say, “me too.”

Presentation Type

Presentation

Comments

Advisors: Associate Professor Toby Reiner and Assistant Professor Kathryn Heard

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Apr 18th, 4:30 PM

Deliberative Democracy in the #MeToo Era: A Chance to Reconcile?

Stern Center Great Room

In 2017, the #MeToo movement presented American society with the opportunity to acknowledge and reconcile with a culture that both directly and discreetly supports sexual harassment and assault. The movement has and continues to receive criticism from both sides of the political spectrum because it is viewed as being too extreme, or conversely, not doing enough. Deliberative democracy is a theory of democracy that supports active citizen engagement and deliberation through the principles of reciprocity, accountability, flexibility, and inclusion. The theory functions as a regulative ideal that can be used to expand upon the work that has already been accomplished within the #MeToo era. By examining deliberative democracy as a theory with potential solutions to the endemic obstacle of sexual assault and harassment, there is the possibility that there will come a day in which no person (or at least far fewer people) will have to say, “me too.”