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Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

John S. Dryzek


Deliberative democracy now dominates the theory, reform, and study of democracy. Working at its cutting edges, this book reaches from conceptual underpinnings to the key challenges faced in applications to ever-increasing ranges of problems and issues. Following a survey of the life and times of deliberative democracy, the turns it has taken, and the logic of deliberative systems, contentious foundational issues receive attention. How can deliberative legitimacy be achieved in large-scale societies where face-to-face deliberation is implausible? What can and should representation mean in such ... More

Keywords: deliberative democracy, deliberative governance, deliberative system, democratic theory, democratization, legitimacy, global democracy, representation, rhetoric, pluralism, consensus

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562947
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John S. Dryzek, author
Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Professor, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, Australian National University.
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