Deliberative Democracy

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Jon Elster, Adam Przeworski
Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 1998 - Political Science - 282 pages
It is sometimes assumed that voting is the central mechanism for political decision making. The contributors to this volume focus on an alternative mechanism, which is decision by discussion or deliberation. This volume is characterized by a realistic approach to the issue of deliberative democracy. Rather than assuming that deliberative democracy is always ideal, the authors critically probe its limits and weaknesses as well as its strengths.
 

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Contents

An Essay on Discursive Machismo
19
Deliberation as Discussion
44
Is Democracy Meaningless?
69
Deliberation and Constitution Making
97
Pathologies of Deliberation
123
Deliberation and Ideological Domination
140
Some Skeptical
161
Democracy and Liberty
185
Full Representation Deliberation and Impartiality
260
Index
281
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