Deliberative democracy and beyond : liberals, critics, contestations / John S. Dryzek.

This critical tour through recent democratic theory examines the deliberative turn in democratic theory which argued that democratic legitimacy is to be found in authentic deliberations on the part of those affected by a collective decision.

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Online Access:Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Main Author: Dryzek, John S., 1953-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series:Oxford political theory.
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Summary:This critical tour through recent democratic theory examines the deliberative turn in democratic theory which argued that democratic legitimacy is to be found in authentic deliberations on the part of those affected by a collective decision.
"Deliberative Democracy and Beyond examines the deliberative turn in democratic theory, which argues that the essence of democratic legitimacy is to be found in authentic deliberations on the part of those affected by a collective decision." "Drawing a distinction between liberal constitutionalist deliberative democracy and discursive democracy, the author criticizes the former and advocates the latter. He argues that a defensible theory of democracy should be critical of established power, pluralistic, reflexive in its questioning orientation to established traditions, transnational in its capacity to extend across state boundaries, ecological, and dynamic in its openness to everchanging constraints upon and opportunities for democratization. Dryzek's reinvigorated approach enables deliberative democracy to respond more effectively to the criticisms that have been leveled against it."--Jacket
Physical Description:1 online resource (vii, 195 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0585364788
9780585364780
9780191522413
0191522414
019925043X
9780199250431
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