Deliberative Democracy

John Dryzek, Muzaffer-Selen Ayirtman, Simon Niemeyer, Bora Kanra, Penelope Marshall, Melissa Lovell

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    Deliberative democracy places communication rather than voting or aggregation of preferences at the center of democracy, although it remains a matter of some contention what sorts of communications count as deliberative, who should deliberate, where deliberation should occur, and what relationship deliberation should have to voting and aggregation of citizen preferences. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, this approach dominates democratic theory, and it is very influential in political practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Political Theory
    EditorsMark Bevir
    Place of PublicationEurope
    PublisherSage Publications Inc
    ISBN (Print)9781412958653
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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