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Citizens at the centre: deliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Davies, Celia; Wetherell, Margie and Barnett, Elizabeth (2006). Citizens at the centre: deliberative participation in healthcare decisions. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

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Abstract

This book reports the findings from a Department of Health grant evaluating the NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) Citzens Council. This high profile example of deliberative democracy was investigated through a detailed ethnography and analysis of the video records of meetings. It was the first piece of research to track the actual discursive practices which make up citizen deliberation. The book calls into question idealised accounts of citizen inclusion found in political theory and builds a new analysis of successful 'discursive democracy'.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 1-86134-802-9, 978-1-86134-802-9
Keywords: public participation; discursive democracy; citizenship; deliberation; healthcare decision making; NICE;
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 9229
Depositing User: Margaret Wetherell
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9229
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