Does liberalism contradict democracy?

1) Does liberalism contradict democracy? 2) What is value pluralism? Is it important for democracy? 3) Do we live in a post-multicultural (and perhaps even post-identity) era? 3) Does representation undermine democracy? 4) Do you agree with Urbinatis case against populism? 5) Is there such a thing as popular will? 6) Do you find the deliberative approach to democratic practice convincing? Why? 7) Critically examine the nexus power/empowerment. Use examples to justify your answer. 8) Does agonism strengthen democracy? If yes in what ways?