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Deliberation and Democracy: Innovative Processes and Institutions

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Edited By Stephen Coleman, Anna Przybylska and Yves Sintomer

As our experience regarding the practice of deliberation grows, the position from which we evaluate it, and the criteria of this evaluation, change. This book presents a synthesis of recent research that has brought detailed and robust results. Its first section concerns contemporary challenges and new approaches to the public sphere. The second focuses on the Deliberative Poll as a specific deliberative technique and compares findings emanating from this practice in various political and cultural contexts. The third section addresses the challenge of determining what constitutes deliberative quality. Finally, the last section discusses democratic deliberation and deliberative democracy as they relate to the complex challenges of contemporary politics.
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Stephen Coleman is professor of political communication and director of the Centre for Digital Citizenship at the University of Leeds.

Anna Przybylska is assistant professor and head of the Centre for Deliberation at the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw.

Yves Sintomer is professor of political studies at the University Paris VIII, the “Cultures et Sociétés Urbaines“ Centre, and member of the of the French University Institute.

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