Deliberative Systems: deliberative democracy at the large scale
Parkinson, John R. (2012) Deliberative Systems: deliberative democracy at the large scale. Theories of Institutional Design . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107025394Full text not available from this repository.
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'Deliberative democracy' is often dismissed as a set of small-scale, academic experiments. This volume seeks to demonstrate how the deliberative ideal can work as a theory of democracy on a larger scale. It provides a new way of thinking about democratic engagement across the spectrum of political action, from towns and villages to nation states, and from local networks to transnational, even global systems. Written by a team of the world's leading deliberative theorists, Deliberative Systems explains the principles of this new approach, which seeks ways of ensuring that a division of deliberative labour in a system nonetheless meets both deliberative and democratic norms. Rather than simply elaborating the theory, the contributors examine the problems of implementation in a real world of competing norms, competing institutions and competing powerful interests. This pioneering book will inspire an exciting new phase of deliberative research, both theoretical and empirical.
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Series Name:||Theories of Institutional Design|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Place of Publication:||Cambridge|
|Editor:||Parkinson, John R. and Mansbridge, Jane J.|
|Date:||2 July 2012|
|Number of Pages:||193|
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