9780470680469

Debating Deliberative Democracy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470680469

  • ISBN10:

    0470680466

  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Debating Deliberative Democracy explores the nature and value of deliberation, the feasibility and desirability of consensus on contentious issues, the implications of institutional complexity and cultural diversity for democratic decision making, and the significance of voting and majority rule in deliberative arrangements. Investigates the nature and value of deliberation, the feasibility and desirability of consensus on contentious issues, the implications of institutional complexity and cultural diversity for democratic decision making, and the significance of voting and majority rule in deliberative arrangements. Includes focus on institutions and makes reference to empirical work. Engages a debate that cuts across political science, philosophy, the law and other disciplines.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Deliberation Day
Deliberative Democracy Beyond Process
Democratic Deliberation Within
The Law of Group Polarization
Activist Challenges to Deliberative Democracy
Optimal Deliberation?
Deliberative Democracy, the Discursive Dilemma and Republican Theory
Street-level Epistemology and Democratic Participation
Deliberative Democracy and Social Choice
Deliberation Between Institutions
Environmental Ethics and the Obsolescence of Existing Political Institutions
Index
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