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Citizens' juries and deliberative democracy

Smith, Graham and Wales, Corrine (2000) Citizens' juries and deliberative democracy Political Studies, 48, (1), pp. 51-65. (doi:10.1111/1467-9248.00250).

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In the face of widespread dissatisfaction with contemporary democratic practice, there has been a growing interest in theories of deliberative democracy. However theorists have often failed to sufficiently address the question of institutional design. This paper argues that recent experiments with citizens' juries should be of interest to deliberative democrats. The practice of citizens' juries is considered in light of three deliberative democratic criteria: inclusivity, deliberation and citizenship. It is argued that citizens' juries offer important insights into how democratic deliberation could be institutionalized in contemporary political decision-making processes.

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Published date: 2000


Local EPrints ID: 34087
ISSN: 0032-3217
PURE UUID: f7d10d4b-5393-4926-b75c-d47dcf14b8eb

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Date deposited: 27 Jul 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:51

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Author: Graham Smith
Author: Corrine Wales

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