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Power to the People?

Patrick Fournier, Henk van der Kolk, R. Kenneth Carty, André Blais, and Jonathan Rose

in When Citizens Decide: Lessons from Citizen Assemblies on Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567843
eISBN:
9780191728655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567843.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Throughout human history, political thinkers, observers, and practitioners have debated the competence of citizens. Both ancient and modern philosophers have offered different perspectives on the ... More


Partisan Ambivalence, Citizen Competence, and American Democracy

Howard G. Lavine, Christopher D. Johnston, and Marco R. Steenbergen

in The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772759
eISBN:
9780199979622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772759.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

The final chapter of the book restates the theoretical model, summarizes the key empirical findings, responds to potential objections to the model and the analysis, and addresses normative issues ... More


Facing the Challenge of Democracy

Paul M. Sniderman and Benjamin Highton

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter is about citizen competence in political participation. In politics, the prevailing opinion is that citizens fail minimally challenging tests of knowledge of public affairs ... More


New directions for policy and practice

Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell, and Elizabeth Barnett

in Citizens at the centre: Deliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348029
eISBN:
9781447301851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the theme of pragmatic possibilities for the future in terms of deliberation and citizen participation. It offers a series of messages about how to approach the question of ... More


The Exoneration of the American Voter?

Paul Goren

in On Voter Competence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195396140
eISBN:
9780199979301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396140.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 9 brings the book to a close. It begins with a restatement of the theoretical argument, reviews the lessons learned, and highlights the limitations of what has been done and what can be ... More


Reimagining Democratic Possibilities

James S. Fishkin

in Democracy When the People Are Thinking: Revitalizing Our Politics Through Public Deliberation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820291
eISBN:
9780191860188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820291.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Consider four main arguments against applications of deliberative democracy—domination by the more advantaged, polarization, lack of citizen competence, and the gap between mini-publics and the ... More


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