Democracy without Shortcuts: Introduction to the Special Issue

Nicole Curato, Julien Vrydagh, André Bächtiger

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This special issue uses Cristina Lafont’s latest book Democracy without Shortcuts to stimulate a focused debate about the role of minipublics in democratic systems and the normative and practical prospects of a participatory deliberative democracy. This Editorial Introduction provides an overview of current and emerging debates on minipublics research, locates Lafont’s work in these debates, and presents a summary of contributions in the issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Deliberative Democracy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


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