Debating Deliberative Democracy
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Debating Deliberative Democracy by James S. Fishkin
Book DescriptionDebating 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405100434
(228mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Deliberation Day, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by James S. Fishkin
Two leading political thinkers offer an audacious proposal to energise the electoral process - a new national holiday in America to be held each presidential election year, during which people engage in structured debates about issues and candidates.
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Author Biography - James S. Fishkin
James S. Fishkin holds the Patterson-Banister Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is Professor of Government, Law, and Philosophy. His publications include Democracy and Deliberation (1991), The Dialogue of Justice (1992), and The Voice of the People (1995). Peter Laslett (1915-2001) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. His publications include The World We Have Lost (1984) and A Fresh Map of Life (1989).
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