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Published: 28 February 2014

256 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748643486

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Deliberative Democracy

Issues and Cases

First Edition

Edited by Stephen Elstub and Peter McLaverty

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Provides a brief historical overview of deliberative democracy before moving on to the key issues facing deliberative democracy today
  • 10 chapters look at each of the 10 key problems associated with deliberative democracy: conflict, inequality, expertise, public policy, pluralism, citizen competence, 'scaling up', public openness, inclusion, and mini-publics
  • Reflects on the future of deliberative democracy and the remaining challenges for developing a deliberative system
  • Combines new and distinctive theoretical insights with up-to-date empirical evidence on vital issues in deliberative democracy