Towards a Deliberative and Associational Democracy
By (author) Stephen Elstub
Normal Price: $47.95
Your Price: $43.16 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.16 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Towards a Deliberative and Associational Democracy by Stephen Elstub
Book DescriptionIn an era where citizens of liberal democracies are becoming increasingly disillusioned, dissatisfied and disenfranchised by the dominant political institutions and decision-making processes in these polities, new ideas of how to deepen democracy, re-engage citizens and enhance decision-making legitimacy are required. This book suggests that a combination of deliberative democracy and associational democracy is both a normatively desirable and an empirically plausible solution to the complex problems that are present in contemporary societies - as well as being compatible with many recent trends in governance. Author Stephen Elstub argues that by combining deliberative with associational democracy, the weaknesses of each model alone are compensated by the other, allowing the key strengths of each to manifest themselves. And he goes further by offering a detailed set of original, institutional requirements for liberal democracies that, if adopted, will enable a deliberative and associational democracy to be realised in practice. The book achieves this by starting off with first principles, considering arguments about why democracy is valuable and elaborating on why both deliberative and associational democracy - especially when combined - can enhance these normative principles which make democracy and its required revitalisation so important. Key Features *Contemporary focus, concerned with recent trends in governance *Presents new and innovative ideas of how to institutionalise deliberative democracy *Original in its philosophical discussion of autonomy and how to promote it *Covers an array of important thinkers on democracy and a myriad of concepts central to democratic theory
Buy Towards a Deliberative and Associational Democracy book by Stephen Elstub from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780748627394
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Elstub
Deliberative Democracy, Paperback (January 2014)
Features a number of leading democratic theorists who address the key issues that surround the theory and practice of deliberative democracy. In this book, each chapter takes a key issue as its focus, looking at issues such as conflict, inequality, pluralism, participation and the public sphere.
Democracy in Theory and Practice, Hardback (March 2012)» View all books by Stephen Elstub
Democracy is an issue of major importance in theory and practice in politics throughout the world. This book demonstrates a number of ways that democracy in theory and practice can be synthesised, deepening our understanding of the relationship between democracy in theory and practice in the process.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Towards a Deliberative and Associational Democracy book by Stephen Elstub and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Stephen Elstub
Stephen Elstub is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of the West of Scotland.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.