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Deliberating in the Real World: Problems of Legitimacy in Deliberative Democracy

John Parkinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199291113
eISBN:
9780191604133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929111X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book attempts to solve two problems in deliberative democratic theory and practice: How can agreements reached inside deliberative forums be legitimate for those who did not take part? And why ... More


Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

John S. Dryzek

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562947
eISBN:
9780191595042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562947.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Deliberative democracy now dominates the theory, reform, and study of democracy. Working at its cutting edges, this book reaches from conceptual underpinnings to the key challenges faced in ... More


The institutions of a legitimate deliberative democracy

John Parkinson

in Deliberating in the Real World: Problems of Legitimacy in Deliberative Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199291113
eISBN:
9780191604133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929111X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter summarizes the criteria for a legitimate deliberative democracy and assesses the different deliberative democratic models against those criteria. It points out that no single process can ... More


Legitimacy reconsidered: theoretical solutions

John Parkinson

in Deliberating in the Real World: Problems of Legitimacy in Deliberative Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199291113
eISBN:
9780191604133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929111X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the concept of legitimacy, distinguishing between procedural and substantive legitimacy. Theoretical solutions to the scale and motivations problems are surveyed, drawing out ... More


Deliberative Turns

John S. Dryzek and Simon Niemeyer

in Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562947
eISBN:
9780191595042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562947.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Since the deliberative turn taken by democratic theory around 1990, deliberative democracy has gone from strength to strength. That turn put communication and reflection at the center of democracy. ... More


Sequencing deliberative moments

Robert E. Goodin

in Innovating Democracy: Democratic Theory and Practice After the Deliberative Turn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547944
eISBN:
9780191720116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547944.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter offers a model of a ‘deliberative system’ in which different deliberative responsibilities are distributed among different agents playing different deliberative roles. There, component ... More


Conclusion

Robert E. Goodin

in Innovating Democracy: Democratic Theory and Practice After the Deliberative Turn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547944
eISBN:
9780191720116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547944.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In any large and complex community, deliberation cannot realistically take place in the agora (or its electronic equivalent), with everyone potentially affected by the decision taking an active part ... More


Communication and Rhetoric

John S. Dryzek and Simon Niemeyer

in Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562947
eISBN:
9780191595042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562947.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

How exactly do we distinguish between deliberative and non-deliberative form and content in political communication? Particularly when it comes to large-scale processes in the broader public sphere, ... More


Integrated Foundations and Long Frontiers

John S. Dryzek and Simon Niemeyer

in Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562947
eISBN:
9780191595042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562947.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The long frontier of deliberative governance does, then, extend from mini-publics to the global system. With this examination of points on the long frontier complete, the concluding chapter returns ... More


Pluralism and Meta-Consensus

John S. Dryzek and Simon Niemeyer

in Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562947
eISBN:
9780191595042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562947.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Consensus was once thought of as the gold standard of political legitimacy in deliberative democracy. The idea of consensus has also been a soft target for critics of deliberative democracy in a ... More


Governance Networks

John S. Dryzek and Simon Niemeyer

in Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562947
eISBN:
9780191595042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562947.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Traditionally, democratic theorists have located democracy in the accountable institutions of the sovereign state. The rise of networked governance undercuts notions of sovereignty and ... 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


Locating ‘Deliberativeness’

André Bächtiger and John Parkinson

in Mapping and Measuring Deliberation: Towards a New Deliberative Quality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199672196
eISBN:
9780191872624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672196.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter six takes the systems account from chapter five and develops its empirical implications. It begins by setting out again the definition of the deliberative quality before returning to the ... More


Depoliticization, Repoliticization, and Deliberative Systems

Claudia Landwehr

in Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748977
eISBN:
9780191811616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748977.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Deliberative democracy is increasingly criticized as inherently elitist and technocratic, and it is blamed not only for the rise of depoliticized institutions, but also for the rise of anti-political ... More


Politicization, New Media, and Everyday Deliberation

Rousiley C. M. Maia

in Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748977
eISBN:
9780191811616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748977.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates ‘everyday talk’ within the deliberative system. The democratic potential of everyday talk is assessed against the normative criteria of deliberation and then with reference ... More


Introduction: The Mismeasure of Deliberation

André Bächtiger and John Parkinson

in Mapping and Measuring Deliberation: Towards a New Deliberative Quality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199672196
eISBN:
9780191872624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672196.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the key themes by noting that many empirical studies of deliberative democracy appear to study neither deliberation, nor democracy. The authors set out two ways of thinking ... More


Deliberative Systems

André Bächtiger and John Parkinson

in Mapping and Measuring Deliberation: Towards a New Deliberative Quality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199672196
eISBN:
9780191872624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672196.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter picks up where chapter four left off, fleshing out three major accounts of deliberative systems: discursive, spatial, and sequential, each of which has useful foci and important blind ... More


Chains of Persuasion: A Theory of Religion in Democratic Decision-Making

Benjamin R. Hertzberg

in Chains of Persuasion: A Framework for Religion in Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190883041
eISBN:
9780190883072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883041.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter considers the roles that religious arguments may play in democratic deliberation. Attempts to include religion suffer from three problems: religious arguments are not widely persuasive; ... More


Conclusion: Towards a Deliberative Society

André Bächtiger and John Parkinson

in Mapping and Measuring Deliberation: Towards a New Deliberative Quality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199672196
eISBN:
9780191872624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672196.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The book concludes with a call to repoliticize deliberative democracy by moving away from an exclusive focus on ‘safe havens’ like minipublics, or environments in which administrative imperatives ... More


Environmental Democracy and Ecological Citizenship: From Theoretical Ideals to Practical Alternatives?

Frank Fischer

in Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect: Participatory Governance in Sustainable Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199594917
eISBN:
9780191842108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199594917.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter turns to the question of environment and democracy. It takes up two themes in environmental political thought: ecological citizenship and environmental democracy. Not only are these ... More


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