The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

André Bächtiger, John DRYZEK, Jane Mansbridge, Mark Warren

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Deliberative democracy has been one of the main games in contemporary political theory for two decades, growing enormously in size and importance in political science and many other disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy takes stock of deliberative democracy as a research field, in philosophy, in various research programmes in the social sciences and law, and in political practice around the globe. It provides a concise history of deliberative ideals in political thought and discusses their philosophical origins. The Handbook locates deliberation in political systems with different spaces, publics, and venues, including parliaments, courts, governance networks, protests, mini-publics, old and new media, and everyday talk. It engages with practical applications, mapping deliberation as a reform movement and as a device for conflict resolution, documenting the practice and study of deliberative democracy around the world and in global governance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages869
ISBN (Print)9780198747369
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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