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On Deliberative Democracy
Iris Marion Young, Inclusion and Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. 304 pp. In the last fifteen years a new theory of democracy has emerged on the academic scene, the theory ofExpand
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Autonomy, Respect, and Arrogance in the Danish Cartoon Controversy
Autonomy is increasingly rejected as a fundamental principle by liberal political theorists because it is regarded as incompatible with respect for diversity. This article seeks, via an analysis ofExpand
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Deliberative Freedom: Deliberative Democracy as Critical Theory
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Dissent, criticism, and transformative political action in deliberative democracy
Many discussions of deliberative democracy ignore or misunderstand the purposes of the ideal speech situation in Habermas’ theory. These purposes are to show the possibility of dissent in actualExpand
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Preferences and Paternalism
This article discusses the relationship between the ideal of autonomous preference formation and the danger of paternalism in deliberative democratic theory. It argues that the aim of autonomousExpand
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Emancipation or accommodation?
The development of the theory of deliberative democracy has culminated in a synthesis between Rawlsian political liberalism and Habermasian critical theory. Taking the perspective of conceptions ofExpand
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The use and abuse of ‘universal values’ in the Danish cartoon controversy
During the Danish cartoon controversy, appeals to universal liberal values were often made in ways that marginalized Muslims. An analysis of the controversy reveals that referring to ‘universalExpand
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Kant, Freedom as Independence, and Democracy
While the influence of Kant’s practical philosophy on contemporary political theory has been profound, it has its source in Kant’s autonomy-based moral philosophy rather than in his freedom-basedExpand
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Freedom of expression, deliberation, autonomy and respect
This paper elaborates on the deliberative democracy argument for freedom of expression in terms of its relationship to different dimensions of autonomy. It engages the objection that EnlightenmentExpand
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