Summer 2017 issue of Dædalus: “The Prospects & Limits of Deliberative Democracy”

Essays assess the current crisis of democratic governance and explore the potential alternative of deliberative democracy

The thirteen essays in the Summer 2017 issue of Dædalus, summaries of which are available online, include:

James S. Fishkin (Stanford University) and Jane Mansbridge (Harvard University)

Referendum vs. Institutionalized Deliberation:
What Democratic Theorists Can Learn from the 2016 Brexit Decision
Claus Offe (Hertie School of Governance, Germany)

Twelve Key Findings in Deliberative Democracy Research
Nicole Curato (University of Canberra, Australia), John S. Dryzek (University of Canberra, Australia), Selen A. Ercan (University of Canberra, Australia), Carolyn M. Hendriks (Australian National University), and Simon Niemeyer (University of Canberra, Australia)

Political Deliberation & the Adversarial Principle
Bernard Manin (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; New York University)

Deliberative Democracy as Open, Not (Just) Representative Democracy
Hélène Landemore (Yale University)

Inequality is Always in the Room: Language & Power in Deliberative Democracy
Arthur Lupia (University of Michigan) and Anne Norton (University of Pennsylvania)

Collusion in Restraint of Democracy: Against Political Deliberation
Ian Shapiro (Yale University)

Can Democracy be Deliberative & Participatory? The Democratic Case for Political Uses of Mini-Publics
Cristina Lafont (Northwestern University)

Deliberative Citizens, (Non)Deliberative Politicians: A Rejoinder
André Bächtiger (University of Stuttgart, Germany) and Simon Beste (University of Lucerne, Switzerland)

Deliberation & the Challenge of Inequality
Alice Siu (Stanford University)

Deliberative Democracy in the Trenches
Cass R. Sunstein (Harvard University)

Applying Deliberative Democracy in Africa: Uganda’s First Deliberative Polls
James S. Fishkin (Stanford University), Roy William Mayega (Makerere University, Uganda), Lyn Atuyambe (Makerere University, Uganda), Nathan Tumuhamye (Makerere University, Uganda), Julius Ssentongo (Makerere University, Uganda), Alice Siu (Stanford University), and William Bazeyo (Makerere University, Uganda)

Authoritarian Deliberation in China
Baogang He (Deakin University, Australia) and Mark E. Warren (The University of British Columbia, Canada)

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