Debating Deliberative Democracy

Debating Deliberative Democracy

Editor(s): James S. Fishkin, Peter Laslett

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405100427

Online ISBN: 9780470690734

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690734

About this Book

Debating Deliberative Democracy explores the nature and value of deliberation, the feasibility and desirability of consensus on contentious issues, the implications of institutional complexity and cultural diversity for democratic decision making, and the significance of voting and majority rule in deliberative arrangements.


  • Investigates the nature and value of deliberation, the feasibility and desirability of consensus on contentious issues, the implications of institutional complexity and cultural diversity for democratic decision making, and the significance of voting and majority rule in deliberative arrangements.
  • Includes focus on institutions and makes reference to empirical work.
  • Engages a debate that cuts across political science, philosophy, the law and other disciplines.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Deliberation Day (pages 7–30)

      Bruce Ackerman and James S. Fishkin

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