Debating Deliberative Democracy

Debating Deliberative Democracy

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

Print ISBN: 9781405100427

Online ISBN: 9780470690734

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690734


'James Fishkin and the late Peter Laslett have performed a real service by bringing together articles on deliberative democracy by first-rate scholars. Well balanced among advocates, skeptics, and critics, this collection significantly advances the debate on a central concept of contemporary political theory. A worthy addition to a distinguished series.' William A. Galston, University of Maryland <!--end-->

'This volume airs the latest ideas of some of the most important thinkers in the debate over deliberative democracy. A 'must-read' for anyone in the field.' Jane Mansbridge, Harvard University

'Debating Deliberative Democracy is an outstanding collection of essays about issues arising from accounts of democracy that accord a central role to deliberation and public dialogue. Fishkin and Laslett have recruited a stellar cast of theorists, most of whom have written influentially about these matters before. The essays have the dual merit of being valuable to the expert and accessible to the initiate. Highly recommended.' Thomas A. Spragens, Jr., Duke University

'This is a truly outstanding collection about an important topic. Almost everyone one would want to read is represented in the book. But perhaps what is most significant is that the essays have all been written quite recently; they absorb and build on the copious discussion of deliberative democracy that occurred throughout the 1990s, to the benefit of all readers.' Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law