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Published: 12 February 2020

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198848189

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Democracy without Shortcuts

A Participatory Conception of Deliberative Democracy

Cristina Lafont

  • A major new contribution to a thriving field by a leading scholar
  • Defends a participatory conception of deliberative democracy against proposals that require citizens to blindly defer to the political decisions of others
  • Sheds new light on ongoing debates on the importance of public deliberation, the role of religion in politics, and the democratic legitimacy of judicial review
  • Proposes new ways in which deliberative minipublics could be institutionalized to help empower the citizenry

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