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Democracy and deliberation : new directions for democratic reform

Author: James S Fishkin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"People around the world are agitating for democracy and individual rights, but there is no consensus on a theory of liberal democracy that might guide them. What are the first principles of a just society? What political theory should shape public policy in such a society? In this book, James S. Fishkin offers a new basis for answering these questions by proposing the ideal of a "self-reflective society"--A  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James S Fishkin
ISBN: 0300051611 9780300051612 0300051638 9780300051636
OCLC Number: 24067411
Description: viii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Limits of Systematic Justice --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. The Problem of Value --
1.3. The Problem of Value Continued: Future Generations --
1.4. Structure: Problems of Progress --
1.5. Assignment: Conflicting Visions of Equal Opportunity --
1.6. Democracy and Progress --
pt. 2. Strategies of Reconstruction --
2.1. Criteria for an Acceptable Theory --
2.2. Beyond Intuitionism --
2.3. Political Thought Experiments --
2.4. Category 1: The Quest for Consent --
2.5. Category 2: Realistic Hypotheticals --
2.6. Category 3: Impartial Decision Procedures --
2.7. More on Category 3: Preference, Utility, and the Good --
pt. 3. The Ideal of a Self-Reflective Society --
3.1. Toward Reconstruction --
3.2. The Legitimacy Problem --
3.3. Legitimacy and Obligation --
3.4. Liberty of Political Culture --
3.5. The Conditions of Activist Liberty --
3.6. Representation Vouchers and Deliberative Opinion Polls --
3.7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: James S. Fishkin.

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The author proposes a new kind of democracy for the modern era, one which gives citizens more power and more opportunities to exercise this power thoughtfully. He suggests a solution to the problem  Read more...

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