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Deliberation and Democracy: Innovative Processes and Institutions


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, Anna Przybylska & Yves Sintomer


Section I. Innovative Deliberative Devices and the Public Sphere

Katherine R. Knobloch, John Gastil & Tyrone Reitman

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