Deliberation and protest: revealing the deliberative potential of protest movements in Turkey and Brazil

Ricardo Mendonca, Selen ERCAN

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    Abstract

    This chapter argues that deliberative democracy is not antithetical to conflicts and agonism generated by protests. In fact, protests are understood as an integral part of public deliberation, especially when the latter is understood in terms of a broad public conversation that occurs in multiple sites of communication. In order to develop this argument, the chapter discusses the deliberative dimension of recent demonstrations in Turkey and in Brazil, exploring (1) the way they were organized; (2) how they were carried out; and (3) their public consequences. In doing so, the chapter contributes to the field of policy studies by showing that there is much more to deliberative policy making than what happens in structured forums, and by arguing that a deliberative turn in politics will not lead to a tamed society that either avoids or suppresses its intrinsic conflicts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Critical Policy Studies
    EditorsFrank Fischer, Douglas Torgerson, Anna Durnova, Michael Orsini
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    Chapter11
    Pages205-221
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)9781783472345
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Mendonca, R., & ERCAN, S. (2015). Deliberation and protest: revealing the deliberative potential of protest movements in Turkey and Brazil. In F. Fischer, D. Torgerson, A. Durnova, & M. Orsini (Eds.), Handbook of Critical Policy Studies (pp. 205-221). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781783472352.00018