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Deliberative democracy

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digital printView all editions and formats

It is sometimes assumed that voting is the central mechanism for political decision-making. The contributors to this volume focus on an alternative mechanism, that is decision by discussion or  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Elster
ISBN: 9780521592963 0521592968 9780521596961 0521596963
OCLC Number: 611726871
Description: 282 Seiten ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of contributors; Preface and acknowledgement; Introduction Jon Elster; 1. 'Claro!': an essay on discursive machismo Diego Gambetta; 2. Deliberation as discussion James D. Fearon; 3. All men are liars: is democracy meaningless? Gerrie Mackie; 4. Deliberation and constitution making Jon Elster; 5. Pathologies of deliberation Susan C. Stokes; 6. Deliberation and ideological domination Adam Przeworski; 7. Arguing for deliberation: some skeptical considerations James Johnson; 8. Democracy and liberty Joshua Cohen; 9. Health-health trade-offs Cass R. Sunstein; 10. Full representation, deliberation and impartiality Roberto Gargarella; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy
Responsibility: ed. by Jon Elster.


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