Models of Deliberative Democracy

1st Edition

Antonino Palumbo

Published June 21, 2017
Reference - 402 Pages
ISBN 9781472429162 - CAT# Y253537
Series: The Library of Contemporary Essays in Governance and Political Theory

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This collection of landmark essays explains how deliberation is contributing to the democratization of policy making and policy implementation, fields which in the past were reserved to restricted professional groups having the right expertise. The works are gathered together under four thematic headings, giving the reader a flavour of the kinds of arguments and visions of deliberative democracy.  The first part contains essays presenting the main features and arguments employed to justify attributing some epistemic value to deliberative democracy. The second part offers a sample of works moving beyond the epistemic concerns of analytical philosophers and critical theorists alike and analyses ways in which deliberative democracy could be pragmatically employed to boost the legitimacy and effectiveness of real existing democracies. The third section brings together works wishing to move beyond the model of representative democracy adopted by real existing democracies and realise more radical political visions. The fourth part includes a representative sample of works discussing the influence the models of deliberative democracy charted have had on new modes of governance.



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