Deliberative Politics in Action
Analyzing Parliamentary Discourse
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Deliberative Politics in Action by Jurg Steiner
Book Description'Deliberative politics' refers to the role of conversation and arguments in politics. Until recently discussion of deliberative politics took place almost exclusively among political philosophers, but many questions raised in this philosophical discussion cry out for empirical investigation. This book provides the first extended empirical study of deliberative politics, addressing, in particular, questions of the preconditions and consequences of high level deliberation. Using parliamentary debates in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States as an empirical base, the authors measure the level of deliberation by constructing a 'Discourse Quality Index'. As deliberative politics moves to the forefront of political theory, this book makes an important contribution to deliberative democracy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521535649
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The first empirical study of the role of conversation and arguments in politics, based on analysis of parliamentary debates.
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Author Biography - Jurg Steiner
Jurg Steiner is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the University of Bern. He is also Swiss Chair at the European University Institute in Florence. Andre Bachtiger is Swiss Chair Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. Markus Sporndli is at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Marcus R. Steenbergen is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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