Deliberativna demokracija i javnosti u malom [Deliberative Democracy and Mini-publics]

Smith, Graham (2009) Deliberativna demokracija i javnosti u malom [Deliberative Democracy and Mini-publics]. Politicka Misao [Political Thought: Croatian Political Science Review], 03-04, 27-58.


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The increasing use of mini-publics in the policy process, ranging from citizens’ juries and deliberative polls to the more recent British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly, has coincided with the emergence of theories of deliberative democracy. A growing number of deliberative democrats have turned their attention to mini-publics arguing that they embody desirable institutional characteristics. This article analyses the extent to which mini-publics live up to the deliberative ideal and the ways in which the analysis of the practice of mini-publics allows us to reflect on the evaluative commitments of theorists

Item Type: Article
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ISSNs: 0032-3241 (print)
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Keywords: deliberation, deliberative democracy, mini-publics, democratic participation
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 71087
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Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:01

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