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Deliberative Democracy between Theory and Practice

 

Deliberative Democracy between theory and Practice

Michael A. Neblo

Cambridge University Press

2017 (paperback)

19 £

 

Le nouvel ouvrage de Michael Neblo "Deliberative Democracy between Theory and Practice", paru le 30 octobre 2015, est réédité en poche en mars 2017. Il s'intéresse à la manière dont la démocratie délibérative peut être appliquée "concrètement". Ne risque-t-elle pas de rester un concept théorique sans débouché concret pour transformer nos sociétés ? 

Présentation de l’éditeur

Deliberative democrats seek to link political choices more closely to the deliberations of common citizens, rather than consigning them to speak only in the desiccated language of checks on a ballot. Sober thinkers from Plato to today, however, have argued that if we want to make good decisions we cannot entrust them to the deliberations of common citizens. Critics argue that deliberative democracy is wildly unworkable in practice. Deliberative Democracy between Theory and Practice cuts across this debate by clarifying the structure of a deliberative democratic system, and goes on to re-evaluate the main empirical challenges to deliberative democracy in light of this new frame. It simultaneously reclaims the wider theory of deliberative democracy and meets the empirical critics squarely on terms that advance, rather than evade, the debate. Doing so has important implications for institutional design, the normative theory of democracy, and priorities for future research and practice.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: common voices
2. Form follows function
3. Framing the public
4. How deliberation counts
5. Who wants to deliberate?
6. A few days of democracy camp
7. Conclusion: a preface to deliberative democratic theory.

Auteurs et appartenances institutionnelles

Michael A. Neblo is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Political Science and (by courtesy) Philosophy at the Ohio State University.

Date de publication ou de début de la recherche
20 mars 2017