Conflict and deliberation

Blakeley, Georgina (2014). Conflict and deliberation. In: Elstub, Stephen and McLaverty, Peter eds. Deliberative Democracy: Issues and Cases. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 17–33.



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Addresses the problems with deliberative democracy – and potential solutions – in the context of empirical evidence
Deliberative Democracy is the darling of democratic theory and political theory more generally, and generates international interest. In this book a number of leading democratic theorists address the key issues that surround the theory and practice of deliberative democracy. The problems faced by deliberative democracy are outlined in the context of the available empirical evidence, solutions are surveyed, and new and innovative ideas are proposed to resolve these issues.

Each chapter takes a key issue as its focus:

Conflict • Inequality • Expertise • Interests • Pluralism • Citizens’ Psychological Attributes • Scale • Public Openness • The Public Sphere • Minipublics

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