Deliberative Systems

Deliberative Systems

'Deliberative democracy' is often dismissed as a set of small-scale, academic experiments. This volume seeks to demonstrate how the deliberative ideal can work as a theory of democracy on a larger scale.

Author: John Parkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139536974

Category: Political Science

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'Deliberative democracy' is often dismissed as a set of small-scale, academic experiments. This volume seeks to demonstrate how the deliberative ideal can work as a theory of democracy on a larger scale. It provides a new way of thinking about democratic engagement across the spectrum of political action, from towns and villages to nation states, and from local networks to transnational, even global systems. Written by a team of the world's leading deliberative theorists, Deliberative Systems explains the principles of this new approach, which seeks ways of ensuring that a division of deliberative labour in a system nonetheless meets both deliberative and democratic norms. Rather than simply elaborating the theory, the contributors examine the problems of implementation in a real world of competing norms, competing institutions and competing powerful interests. This pioneering book will inspire an exciting new phase of deliberative research, both theoretical and empirical.
Categories: Political Science

Deliberative Democracy Now

Deliberative Democracy Now

Uses public opinion on LGBT equality to show an evolutionary shift toward deliberative democracy in which everyone has a voice.

Author: Edwina Barvosa

Publisher: Theories of Institutional Desi

ISBN: 9781108425186

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Uses public opinion on LGBT equality to show an evolutionary shift toward deliberative democracy in which everyone has a voice.
Categories: Political Science

Deliberative Systems in Theory and Practice

Deliberative Systems in Theory and Practice

“Coupling Citizens and Elite in Deliberative Systems: The Role of Institutional
Design.” European Journal ... In Deliberative Systems: Deliberative Democracy at
the Large Scale, edited by J. Parkinson and J. Mansbridge, 95–124. Cambridge:
 ...

Author: Stephen Elstub

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351182621

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

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Deliberative democracy is an approach to democracy that requires collective decision-making to be preceded by reasoned, inclusive, and respectful debate for it to be legitimate. It has become an increasingly dominant approach to democracy over the last few decades. In recent years, there has been a particular focus on ‘deliberative systems.’ A systemic approach to deliberative democracy opens up a new way of thinking about public deliberation in both theory and practice. It suggests understanding deliberation as a communicative activity that occurs in a diversity of spaces, and emphasizes the need for interconnection between these spaces. It offers promising solutions to some of the long-standing theoretical issues in the deliberative democracy literature such as legitimation, inclusion, representation, as well as the interaction and interconnection between public opinion formation and decision-making sites more generally. The deliberative systems approach also offers a new way of conceptualizing and studying the practice of deliberation in contemporary democracies. Despite its conceptual and practical appeal, the concept of deliberative systems also entails potential problems and raises several important questions. These include the relationship with the parts and the whole of the deliberative system, the prospects of its institutionalization, and various difficulties related to its empirical analysis. The deliberative systems approach therefore requires greater theoretical critical scrutiny, and empirical investigation. This book contributes to this endeavour by bringing together cutting edge research on the theory and practice of deliberative systems. It will identify the key challenges against the concept to enhance understanding of both its prospects and problems promoting its refinement accordingly. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Critical Policy Studies.
Categories: Political Science

Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

This text takes a fresh look at the foundations of the field, and develops new applications in areas ranging from citizen participation to the democratization of authoritarian states to the global system.

Author: John S. Dryzek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199644858

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Deliberative democracy puts communication and talk at the centre of democracy. This text takes a fresh look at the foundations of the field, and develops new applications in areas ranging from citizen participation to the democratization of authoritarian states to the global system.
Categories: Philosophy

Political Communication and Deliberation

Political Communication and Deliberation

Political Communication and Deliberation takes a unique approach to the field of political communication .

Author: John Gastil

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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The act of deliberation is the act of reflecting carefully on a matter and weighing the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to a problem. It aims to arrive at a decision or judgment based not only on facts and data but also on values, emotions, and other less technical considerations. Though a solitary individual can deliberate, it more commonly means making decisions together, as a small group, an organization, or a nation. Political Communication and Deliberation takes a unique approach to the field of political communication by viewing key concepts and research through the lens of deliberative democratic theory. This is the first text to argue that communication is central to democratic self-governance primarily because of its potential to facilitate public deliberation. Thus, it offers political communication instructors a new perspective on familiar topics, and it provides those teaching courses on political deliberation with their first central textbook. This text offers students practical theory and experience, teaching them skills and giving them a more direct understanding of the various subtopics in public communication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Governance of Problems

The Governance of Problems

democracies. of. problems: a. meta-theory. The differentiation of the political ...
follows from the fact that more and more modes of ... Therefore, democratic
systems are adept in handling routine issues of large-scale interest articulation
and negotiation, and issues that can be ... need more appropriate, innovative
institutional and process designs for more deliberative and integrative elements
in democracy.

Author: Robert Hoppe

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847429629

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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A compelling new approach to public policy-making as problem processing, bringing together aspects of puzzling, powering and participation and relating them to cultural theory, issues about networks, models of democracy and modes of citizen participation.
Categories: Political Science

When Citizens Decide

When Citizens Decide

Three unprecedented large-scale democratic experiments have taken place in which groups of randomly selected ordinary citizens were asked to independently design the next electoral system.

Author: Patrick Fournier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199567843

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

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Three unprecedented large-scale democratic experiments have taken place in which groups of randomly selected ordinary citizens were asked to independently design the next electoral system. The lessons drawn from the research are relevant for those interested in political participation, public opinion, deliberation, public policy, and democracy
Categories: Political Science

Pacific Asia in Quest of Democracy

Pacific Asia in Quest of Democracy

India shows that it can be practiced , in spite of enormous difficulties , on a very
large scale indeed . ... To manage such a large democracy requires appropriate
institutional design features like India ' s practice of holding national elections
over several days . It also requires an acceptance that the system will at times be
cumbersome and unresponsive . ... Japan In characterizing Indian democracy ,
one would put more weight on its deliberative and participatory qualities than on
the ...

Author: Roland Rich

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015074296438

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

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What does democracy look like in Pacific Asia? Can democratic governance in the region survive the challenges of corruption, violence, and soft authoritarianism? What impact are economic pressures likely to have? These are among the broad questions tackled in Pacific Asia in Quest of Democracy, a comparative study of democratic structures and practices in Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. the institutions and legal underpinnings of democracy, the roles of political parties and politicians, the significance of a changing political culture. He also draws on his long experience living and working in the region to explore the public conversations taking place and the media that facilitates them. Asia lack a long democratic tradition, much more significant are the innovative democratic design and the enthusiasm for democratic participation exhibited there.
Categories: Political Science

Law Politics and Morality

Law  Politics  and Morality

In Pettai ' s view , although one may question whether such a system can rightly
be called a consolidated democracy , it is ... In the past , democracy was
considered inapplicable to large - scale nation states because a large demos
makes direct ... The second part of the volume therefore contains contributions
dedicated to questions of Deliberation and Democracy . ... been proposed , we
must think about which models of democracy are best suited for institutional
designs like those the ...

Author: Jordi Ferrer Beltrán

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057616990

Category: Citizenship

Page: 254

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How different cultural groups can be made to live together in justice and fairness in one common political entity has in the past been discussed almost exclusively from the perspective of nation-states. In an increasingly globalising or de-nationalising world, this no longer seems adequate.The European Union, as a union of states and with an-built expansive tendency, is a very different, unique kind of organization, offering a challenging new context for the discussion of how social justice can be ensured in multicultural societies. As debates in the post-Maastricht era show, the European process of regional integration needs to be accompanied by profound reflexions on issues such as multiculturalism, democratic legitimacy, and the idea of citizenship. In three sections, on Globalisation and Multiculturalism, Deliberation and Democracy, and Citizenship and the European Union, this book offers such reflexions, formulated by young European legal and political philosophers, from England, Estonia, France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.The papers were discussed at a conference held in November 2001 in Tossa de Mar/Spain. This was the first of three "PhD EuroConferences in Legal Philosophy" sponsored by the Commission of the European Union. The papers of the other two conferences (Nov. 2002, Gerona/Spain; Nov. 2003, Genoa/Italy) are forthcoming in this collection.
Categories: Citizenship

International Encyclopedia of the Social Behavioral Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social   Behavioral Sciences

Author: Neil J. Smelser

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002861236

Category: Psychology

Page: 18181

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The largest work ever published in the social and behavioural sciences. It contains 4000 signed articles, 15 million words of text, 90,000 bibliographic references and 150 biographical entries.
Categories: Psychology

Social Theory

Social Theory

Individuals are biased in their own interests; the functions of political institutions
are to overcome the accumulation of bias, ... To this end, Madison rejected small-
scale, or direct, democracy in favor of large- scale representative government. ...
Madison emphasized the need for deliberation, an intense interaction among
contending interests, which in his mind was ... social theory in the eighteenth
century, the Newtonian image of a solar system in perpetual equilibrium, and the
idea of a ...

Author: Daniel W. Rossides

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1882289501

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

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Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies. Rossides provides a full discussion of the sociohistorical environments that generated Western social theory with a focus on the contemporary modern world. While employing a sociology of knowledge approach that identifies theories as aristocratic versus democratic, liberal versus socialist and also liberal feminist versus radical feminist; it attempts to construct a scientific, unified social theory in the West. Additionally, it also features African American theory, American culture studies, political and legal philosophy, and environmental theory.
Categories: Social Science

Journal of European Integration

Journal of European Integration

Media do further produce a communicative output format that increasingly
irritates the political system logics of the EU , hence the ... it is becoming a media
democracy , as it is at the same time also a ' bargaining democracy and a
deliberative democracy ' . Institutional and governance designs have to be
adapted to this new situation of mediatization in a transnational ... that issues are
still mainly nationally framed and that periods of high media attention are short
and usually linked to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132690996

Category: Europe

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Categories: Europe

Governing the Global Environment

Governing the Global Environment

Second , the likelihood of a deliberative civic movement sweeping across diverse
societies on a global scale seems far more remote ... too large a polity for
republican moments to occur : “ Unfortunately , the republican ideal of
deliberative democracy was designed for ... Recall that Pope ' s theory requires
that “ representative politics are overshadowed by extra - institutional forms of
citizen ... Fourth , the internal political systems of some nation - states may inhibit
citizen participation .

Author: Carlo Carraro

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UCSD:31822032203549

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 713

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The governance of the global environment is one of the major policy issues of the new century. Global environmental problems are increasingly important because of their impact on industrial activities, infrastructures, ecosystems, natural resources, biodiversity and human health. These problems can be managed and solved only through international co-operation, policy co-ordination, voluntary, widespread and equitable participation in the decision making process.This authoritative new collection analyses these issues from several different viewpoints. Political scientists, economists and lawyers provide ideas and analytical frameworks to deal with global environmental problems. Applications to climate changes, biodiversity, acid rains and ozone layer depletion are also discussed, thus providing inputs to both academic researchers and policymakers.
Categories: Business & Economics

Reconstructing the Commercial Republic

Reconstructing the Commercial Republic

In Reconstructing the Commercial Republic, Elkin critiques the Madisonian system, revealing which of its aspects have withstood the test of time and which have not.

Author: Stephen L. Elkin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226201344

Category: History

Page: 413

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James Madison is the thinker most responsible for laying the groundwork of the American commercial republic. But he did not anticipate that the propertied class on which he relied would become extraordinarily politically powerful at the same time as its interests narrowed. This and other flaws, argues Stephen L. Elkin, have undermined the delicately balanced system he constructed. In Reconstructing the Commercial Republic, Elkin critiques the Madisonian system, revealing which of its aspects have withstood the test of time and which have not. The deficiencies Elkin points out provide the starting point for his own constitutional theory of the republic—a theory that, unlike Madison’s, lays out a substantive conception of the public interest that emphasizes the power of institutions to shape our political, economic, and civic lives. Elkin argues that his theory should guide us toward building a commercial republic that is rooted in a politics of the public interest and the self-interest of the middle class. He then recommends specific reforms to create this kind of republic, asserting that Americans today can still have the lives a commercial republic is intended to promote: lives with real opportunities for economic prosperity, republican political self-government, and individual liberty.
Categories: History

Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Abstracts 447 p

Sustainable Rural Livelihoods  Abstracts  447 p

1748 DELIBERATIVE THEORY AND PRACTICE IN RURAL ENVIRONMENTAL
GOVERNANCE Martin , P ... Australia ) Effective rural environmental governance
requires the integration of interests over different spatial scales and further , a
means by which qualitatively different types of interests ( production ,
conservation , aesthetic ) are included in governance institutions . ... interests is
relevant for political theory and is a focus for theories of ' discursive ' or '
deliberative ' democracy .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173003954828

Category: Rural development

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Categories: Rural development

Democracy and Knowledge

Democracy and Knowledge

Democracy and Knowledge is the first book to look to ancient Athens to explain how and why directly democratic government by the people produces wealth, power, and security.

Author: Josiah Ober

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400828805

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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When does democracy work well, and why? Is democracy the best form of government? These questions are of supreme importance today as the United States seeks to promote its democratic values abroad. Democracy and Knowledge is the first book to look to ancient Athens to explain how and why directly democratic government by the people produces wealth, power, and security. Combining a history of Athens with contemporary theories of collective action and rational choice developed by economists and political scientists, Josiah Ober examines Athenian democracy's unique contribution to the ancient Greek city-state's remarkable success, and demonstrates the valuable lessons Athenian political practices hold for us today. He argues that the key to Athens's success lay in how the city-state managed and organized the aggregation and distribution of knowledge among its citizens. Ober explores the institutional contexts of democratic knowledge management, including the use of social networks for collecting information, publicity for building common knowledge, and open access for lowering transaction costs. He explains why a government's attempt to dam the flow of information makes democracy stumble. Democratic participation and deliberation consume state resources and social energy. Yet as Ober shows, the benefits of a well-designed democracy far outweigh its costs. Understanding how democracy can lead to prosperity and security is among the most pressing political challenges of modern times. Democracy and Knowledge reveals how ancient Greek politics can help us transcend the democratic dilemmas that confront the world today.
Categories: Political Science

Community College Journal

Community College Journal

... probtheories of change , our own approaches to women in life transitions ,
training for lem - oriented , deliberative , and realistic creating more democratic
institutions , and community - based organizations , and open decision making
processes . ... large - scale social system as surrounding small towns America's
leadership curriculum , and has design was adapted for use in the project . and
pueblos .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006083487

Category: Community colleges

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Categories: Community colleges

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Lao People's Democratic Republic The political economy of transition in Laos:
From peripheral socialism to the margins of ... Dahn, Luke Robert, p.2378A Large
-scale organizations Leadership transformation in a large-scale engineering
organization. ... The impact of a Latino outreach project on science museums: A
program evaluation focused on institutional change. ... Galvin, Mary Elizabeth, p.
2432A Latvian Breaking historical silences through cross-cultural curriculum
deliberation: ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123018371

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Global Governance

Global Governance

We should seek to design institutions so that persuasion , not merely interests
and bargaining , plays an important role . The stakes in the mission I propose are
high , for the world and for political science . ... rise to that challenge will we be
doing our part to ensure Lincoln ' s “ rebirth of freedom " on a world - and human -
scale . ... In Deliberative Democracy , ed . ... Between Facts and Norms :
Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy . ... System Efects :
Complexity in ...

Author: Lisa Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UCSD:31822035405406

Category: Political Science

Page: 582

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The process of globalization, while not entirely new, has created new challenges for policymakers attempting to reap its benefits and manage its effects. This volume brings together work on global governance that examines these challenges and looks at the patterns of governance that emerge.
Categories: Political Science

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

658.044 Creating high performance software development teams. 005.10684
Creating ... 345.73 Criminological theories. ... 194 Deliberative democracy and
beyond. ... 320.981 Democratic institutional design. 320.987090 Demonstration-
scale evaluation of ozone and peroxone. ... 720.285 Digital system design with
VHDL.

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111050469

Category: Books

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Categories: Books