Power in Deliberative Democracy

Norms, Forums, Systems

Nicole CURATO, Marit Hammond, John B Min

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Abstract

Deliberative democracy is an embattled political project. It is accused of political naiveté for it only talks about power without taking power. Others, meanwhile, take issue with deliberative democracy’s dominance in the field of democratic theory and practice. An industry of consultants, facilitators, and experts of deliberative forums has grown over the past decades, suggesting that the field has benefited from a broken political system.

This book is inspired by these accusations. It argues that deliberative democracy’s tense relationship with power is not a pathology but constitutive of deliberative practice. Deliberative democracy gains relevance when it navigates complex relations of power in modern societies, learns from its mistakes, remains epistemically humble but not politically meek. These arguments are situated in three facets of deliberative democracy—norms, forums, and systems—and concludes by applying these ideas to three of the most pressing issues in contemporary times—post-truth politics, populism, and illiberalism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York, US
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages202
ISBN (Electronic)9783319955346
ISBN (Print)9783319955339
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Publication statusPublished - 2019

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NamePolitical Philosophy and Public Purpose
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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CURATO, N., Hammond, M., & Min, J. B. (2019). Power in Deliberative Democracy: Norms, Forums, Systems. (Political Philosophy and Public Purpose). New York, US: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95534-6
CURATO, Nicole ; Hammond, Marit ; Min, John B. / Power in Deliberative Democracy : Norms, Forums, Systems. New York, US : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 202 p. (Political Philosophy and Public Purpose).
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