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Deepening democracy : institutional innovations in empowered participatory governance

Author: Archon Fung; Erik Olin Wright; Rebecca Abers
Publisher: London : Verso, 2003.
Series: Real Utopias Project (Series), 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The institutional forms of liberal democracy developed in the 19th century seem increasingly ill-suited to the problems we face in the 21st. This dilemma has given rise to a deliberative democracy, and this text explores four contemporary cases in which the principles have been at least partially instituted.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Archon Fung; Erik Olin Wright; Rebecca Abers
ISBN: 1859846882 9781859846889 1859844669 9781859844663
OCLC Number: 768137577
Description: viii, 310 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface: The Real Utopias Project / Erik Olin Wrights --
1. Thinking about Empowered Participatory Governance / Archon Fung and Erik Olin Wright --
2. Participation, Activism, and Politics: The Porto Alegre Experiment / Gianpaolo Baiocchi --
3. Democracy and Development: Decentralized Planning in Kerala / T. M. Thomas Isaac and Patrick Heller --
4. Deliberative Democracy, Chicago Style: Grass-roots Governance in Policing and Public Education / Archon Fung --
5. Habitat Conservation Planning / Craig W. Thomas --
6. Practice-Thought-Practice / Jane Mansbridge --
7. Reflections on What Makes Empowered Participatory Governance Happen / Rebecca Neaera Abers --
8. Toward Ecologically Sustainable Democracy? / Bradley C. Karkkainen --
9. Cycles of Reform in Porto Alegre and Madison / Rebecca S. Krantz --
10. Power and Reason / Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers --
11. Countervailing Power in Empowered Participatory Governance / Archon Fung and Erik Olin Wright.
Series Title: Real Utopias Project (Series), 4.
Responsibility: Archon Fung and Erik Olin Wright ; with contributions by Rebecca Neaera Abers [and others].

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