The paper describes the analysis of the part of the representative research that monitors disagreement with the basic goals and presumptions of civic deliberative democracy. The statistical analysis indicates that the support for deliberative democracy is generally widespread among Slovak population; however, the respondents with higher cultural capital (higher education, bilingualism, use of internet) and with higher self-evaluation of understanding politics are those whose support is the most probable. On the other hand, an authoritarian syndrome that is understood as the interiorized obstacle to political participation (an authoritarian subordination, a lack of political information, political helplessness and political indifference) occurs more probably among the respondents with lower cultural capital and lower socio-economic status. The results are discussed in relation to the thesis that deliberative democracy is not the appropriate instrument for deepening democracy because the deliberative capital and motivation to participate are not equally distributed in population
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