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Inclusion and Democracy

Iris Marion Young


Theorists of deliberative democracy have not sufficiently attended to the ways that processes of debate and decision making often marginalize individuals and groups not only because of their lesser social and economic power but also because the norms of political discussion are biased against some forms of expression. Democratic theory should include forms of acknowledgement, narrative, rhetoric, and public protest, along with argument, in its account of the normative ideals of political communication. Inclusive democracy involves more than the formal equality of all individuals and groups to ... More

Keywords: deliberative democracy, globalization, governance, inclusion, injustice, nation‐state, political communication, representation, rhetoric, segregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297550
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198297556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iris Marion Young, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
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