Prospects and Limits of Deliberative Democracy
The latest issue of “Dædalus” (Summer 2017) features articles on “The Prospects and Limits of Deliberative Democracy”:
1. Introduction [pdf] by James S. Fishkin & Jane Mansbridge_
The legitimacy of democracy depends on some real link between the public will and the public policies and office-holders who are selected. But the model of competition-based democracy has come under threat by a disillusioned and increasingly mobilized public that no longer views its claims of representation as legitimate. This essay introduces the alternative potential of deliberative democracy, and considers whether deliberative institutions could revive democratic legitimacy, provide for more authentic public will formation, provide a middle ground between mistrusted elites and the angry voices of populism, and help fulfill some of our shared expectations about democracy.
– quelques des 12 articles sont disponibles comme pdf