Nicole Curato, Marit Hammond, John B. Min

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This chapter takes a broad view of deliberative politics beyond the forum. It examines the field’s ‘systemic turn’ as a normative, empirical, and a political project, with each dimension appreciating deliberative democracy’s operation in an imperfect speech situation. Placing the issue of power at the centre of analysis not only identifies obstructions in the circulation of inclusive and contesting discourses, but also examines the possibilities for democratic renewal. Power plays an ambiguous and sometimes contradictory role in the deliberative system. The challenge is to critically examine the context in which these exercises of power take place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitical Philosophy and Public Purpose
Subtitle of host publicationNorms, Forums, Systems
EditorsMichael J. Thompson
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9783319955346
ISBN (Print)9783319955339
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePolitical Philosophy and Public Purpose
ISSN (Print)2524-714X
ISSN (Electronic)2524-7158


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