Synopses & Reviews
Deliberative democracy is the darling of democratic theory and political theory more generally, and generates international interest. In this book, a number of leading democratic theorists address the key issues that surround the theory and practice of deliberative democracy. They outline the problems faced by deliberative democracy in the context of the available empirical evidence, survey potential solutions and put forward new and innovative ideas to resolve these issues. Each chapter takes a key issue as its focus, looking at issues such as conflict, inequality, pluralism, participation and the public sphere.
About the Author
is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of the West of Scotland.
Peter McLaverty is Reader in Public Policy at the Robert Gordon University.
Table of Contents
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Details of the Editors and the Contributors
Introduction: Issues and Cases in Deliberative Democracy, Stephen Elstub and Peter McLaverty
1.Conflict and Deliberative Democracy, Georgina Blakeley
2. Inequality and Deliberative Democracy, Peter McLaverty
3. Expertise and Deliberative Democracy, Mark Brown
4. Interest, Public Policy and Deliberation, Darren R. Halpin and Juraj Cintula
5. Pluralism and Deliberative Democracy, Manlio Cinalli and Ian O'Flynn
6. Citizen Competence and the Psychology of Deliberation, Shawn W. Rosenberg
7. "Scaling Up" Deliberation, André Bächtiger and Alda Wegmann
8. Deliberative Democracy and Public Openness, Jürg Steiner
9. The Public Sphere as a Site of Deliberation: An analysis of Problems of Inclusion, Maija Setälä
10. Mini-publics: Issues and Cases, Stephen Elstub
Conclusion: The Future of Deliberative Democracy, Stephen Elstub and Peter McLaverty